Scribe acquires German Book Prize winner

Scribe acquires German Book Prize winner

Scribe has acquired a novel by Lutz Seiler, titled Kruso, which was recently awarded the 2014 German Book Prize, dubbed Germany’s equivalent to the Man Booker Prize.
 
Scribe acquired World English rights from Nora Mercurio at Suhrkamp Verlag at auction.
 
Seiler is a poet and short-story writer. Kruso, his first novel, has sold over 120,000 copies in Germany since its publication in September.
 
The novel is set on a legendary island off the north coast of Germany at the very end of the division of Germany into East and West in 1989.
 
Scribe’s publisher Henry Rosenbloom described the book as “a beautiful, poetic, multi-layered novel about friendship, freedom, and adventure, with echoes of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe”.
 
He added: “We are thrilled to have been granted the right to bring this outstanding book to an international English readership.”
 
Scribe will publish Kruso in the UK, Ireland and ANZ in 2016.