Independent publisher Troika Books has bought a YA novel about Hitler’s attempted extermination of the Roma and Sinti people.
A Berlin Love Song by Sarah Matthias is about a Romani girl who falls in love with a soldier in the SS and was inspired by the author’s visit the Deutsches Historische Museum in Berlin.
During his time in power Adolf Hitler murdered 220,000-500,000 people in the "parajmos", or what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the “forgotten Holocaust”.
Troika m.d. Martin West said: “I published Sarah’s début novel, The Riddle of the Poisoned Monk, at Catnip and have always loved the way she brings the past to life in vivid, passionate, page-turning stories. A Berlin Love Song takes Sarah’s writing to a new level and we are extremely excited to be publishing it.”
West acquired world rights from the author and will publish on 8th April next year to coincide with International Romani Day.