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What Is So Bad About Capitalism?

In his short new book, Jean Ziegler, Swiss sociologist and advisor to the UNHCR explains what’s wrong with capitalism. Told in the form of a conversation with his grand-daughter, this analysis is brilliant, provocative and highly readable. Published by C.Bertelsmann in German and by Seuil in the French original.

Martina Sonns joins Mohrbooks› executive team

Press release, April 2019 Zurich based literary agency Mohrbooks announces that Martina Sonns is joining the agency’s owner Sebastian Ritscher in the executive team as CFO. Since her arrival at Mohrbooks in 2002 Martina is in charge of royalty accounting. She has a Federal Diploma of higher education in Accounting and Financial Management and now takes on full responsability for the company’s finances and business administration. Martina’s … Continued

Rightsdesk and data protection (GDPR)

Dear clients, authors and editors, We use Rightsdesk, an online platform that helps us promote our clients› German translation rights. Editors who wish to use Rightsdesk can register and open a user account. We do not provide any personal data to Rightsdesk. For more information about Rightsdesk’s terms of service and rules of data protection, please visit their site by clicking here. Thanks you. … Continued

Happy retirement, Marlis!

After more than 26 years Marlis Gaemperli is retiring today. We thank her for her superb services and her laughter. We wish her all the best for the future.

Nosing around for secret information

We are proud to announce our most recent hire: Aya (aged 1) has been enlisted to sniff out our archives for missing documents, royalty payments and formal notifications. If you’re missing anything, Aya will get on the case.

The two bearded men I met in Frankfurt at the bookfair

Imagine Charles Darwin and Karl Marx had met. Ilona Jerger’s novel «And Marx Stood Still in Darwin’s Garden» is a German bestseller. Its publisher Ullstein Verlag had two two-dimensional visitors at their stand at the Frankfurter Buchmesse. Translation rights: Ullstein Verlag All other: Mohrbooks

Erich Maria Remarque: 50th Anniversary in September 2020

On 27 September 1970 Erich Maria Remarque died in Locarno, Switzerland. For millions of readers around the world, ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (German original: Im Westen nichts Neues) is the quintessential antiwar novel. In addressing the horrors of war it has not lost any of its power since when it was first published in 1928. Remarque published fifteen novels. Many of them … Continued

UNORTHODOX a German besteller

UNORTHODOX by Deborah Feldman Agency: Simon & Schuster, New York German rights c/o Mohrbooks: Secession Verlag After having spent considerable time on the hardcover list, this memoir is back on the list with BTB’s German paperback reprint.  

Octopus a German bestseller

THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS by Sy Montgomery (Agency: Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books) German rights: c/o Mohrbooks sold to Mare Verlag Spiegel Bestseller #12 (Hardcover Non-Fiction)