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Pitched Titles

Curtain up for book titles ready for promising translations! Our pitching sessions aim at connecting key partners of translation projects: Publishers in the region Asia-Pacific and in German speaking countries as well as translators. Just browse through book titles that have been pitched in one of our sessions – and find a match for your publishing program. We are happy to provide you with more details and to connect you.

Book cover

Hast du uns endlich gefunden [So You Finally Found Us]

by : Edgar Selge

2021

Rowohlt Buchverlag

Description

About the book
Publisher: Rowohlt Buchverlag 
Release: 19.10.2021 
304 pages 
ISBN: 978-3-498-00122-3 
English title: So You Finally Found Us

– An exceptional literary debut.
– Exemplary and deeply, radically personal.
– Sample translation available.

A twelve-year-old boy tells his story: that of a life shaped by prison walls and classical music.
A child grows up in the early 1960s, in a town that is neither large nor small, in a middle-class family that spends a lot of time making music together. The father is a prison director. It hasn’t been that long since the end of the war, and the parents’ dedication to music and literature is an attempt to make up for what they call their lost years.
Yet the boy sees cracks everywhere in this orderly world. He listens attentively to the political debates between his older brothers and parents at the dining table. But he remains an observer. He increasingly takes refuge in the worlds offered by his imagination. This boy, whom the author sees as a distant brother, tells us about his life and, in so doing, discovers his view of the world. Every now and then, when the 73-year-old Edgar Selge speaks as himself, it becomes clear that the shadows of the generation that lived through the war reach all the way into our present time.
Edgar Selge’s narration is breathless, physical; it takes risks. It is filled with wit and musicality. Whether as Bach or Beethoven, Schubert or Dvořák, a military march or gospel, music wraps itself around the story like a second narrative, accompanying its unflinching push for freedom.

About the author
Edgar Selge, one of Germany’s foremost character actors, was born in 1948. He grew up in Herford in eastern Westphalia. His father was a prison director. After studying Philosophy and German Language and Literature in Munich and Dublin, and Classical Piano in Vienna, he completed his actor’s training at the Otto Falckenberg School in Munich in 1975. Selge has received numerous awards for his work. He is married to the actress Franziska Walser; the couple have two children. So You Finally Found Us is his literary debut.


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Erica Lorenzoni
Contracts & Foreign Rights
Rowohlt Verlag GmbH, Kirchenallee 19, 20099 Hamburg
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