Thursday, December 11, 2008

Slovenian rights Great European Novel (Koen Peeters) sold

Slovenian rights for Koen Peeters' Great European Novel have been sold to Modrijan Publishers. Modrijan has published a.o. Hugo Claus in Slovenian. Great European Novel will be published in hardback, in the series 'Zbirka Sodobni'.

Earlier this month Bulgarian rights have been sold to Colibri Publishers.

Great European Novel was shortlisted for the Libris Literature Prize 2008 and longlisted for the Gouden Uil Literature Prize 2008. The novel has as many chapters as there are European capital cities. It's a biting quest for personal happiness and a quest for the European soul.

Great European Novel est un très beau livre, modeste et ambitieux, souriant et grave, qui mérite d’être traduit dans tous les pays qu’il évoque.’
(Jacques de Decker dans Le Soir)

‘A revelation. Reading a story like this one makes you happy.’
(Alessandro Piperno in Corriere Della Serra)

'An ambitious and delicate novel: Europe as a precious mistake.'
(Arjan Peeters in de Volkskrant.)

English, French, Italian, Spanish and Bulgarian sample translations available.

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