The backlist of Patrick Süskind’s titles, the internationally acclaimed bestseller Perfume and its follow-up The Pigeon, have been made available in e-book for the first time from today by publisher Hamish Hamilton.
Simon Prosser, publishing director of Hamish Hamilton said: "We could not be happier to publish Patrick Süskind’s outstanding work in e-book. For the very first time, readers in our territories will be able to access in electronic format both Perfume and The Pigeon, broadening yet further the readership for this most brilliant and original of contemporary writers."
Perfume has been translated into 45 languages and won the PEN Translation Prize in 1987. It has sold over a million copies in the UK and Commonwealth since its first publication and was voted one of Waterstone's Top 100 Books of the Century and one of the BBC's Big Read Top 100.
Süskind is also the author of Mr. Summer's Story (Alfred a Knopf), and a coauthor of the enormously successful German television series Kir Royal.