Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Omega minor shortlisted for Independent Foreign Fiction Price

(Paul Verhaeghen in 2005, receiving the F. Bordewijkprijs for the Dutch version of Omega minor.)

Omega minor has been shortlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Price 2008. Read all about it in this article in The Independent.

Moving between the 1930s and 1990s, spanning Nazi-era Berlin, modern Germany and the nuclear-research site at Los Alamos, Paul Verhaeghen creates an epic, and a tragedy, of 20th-century history. Einstein's lost theorem, the legacy of Auschwitz and the bitter rivalries of science fuse into a mind-stretching and heart-tugging whole. Farce, mystery and sheer stylistic brio enrich a dazzling exploration of the ideas and experiences at the roots of modern life.

The English version of Omega minor is published by Dalkey Archive Press.

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