Clemens Meyer

Die Nacht, die Lichter

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ISBN: 978-3-596-17487-4


272 Pages,
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ISBN 978-3-596-17487-4


Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2008A dog-owner bets everything he has on a horse to pay for a costly operation. A young woman wants to show everyone what she’s got, boxing her way up from a refugee ship to the top of the league. A young man and a girl he once knew spend all night talking, after meeting up by chance. She may be thinking of getting together, but he knows that’s not to be. Clemens Meyer tells stories of the hope of winning against the odds for once in this life, of the will to make something out of oneself, and of love that never was. His tales are spun in quiet apartments, in warehouses and by the river. His heroes are exposed to life, the homeless and the dreamers who wander the city by night. Meyer hits our times on the head – his raw, precise and tender voice talks of lost illusions, desires and loneliness.

About Clemens Meyer

Clemens Meyer, born in 1977, lives in Leipzig. His debut novel Als wir träumten came out in 2006, followed by Die Nacht, die Lichter. Stories (2008), Gewalten. Ein Tagebuch (2010) and the novel Im Stein (2013), which was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2017. Clemens Meyer has received numerous awards for his work, including the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair, the Bremen Literature Prize and the Premio Salerno Libro d’Europa. He was also a finalist for the Gregor von Rezzori Prize in 2017. A number of his short stories have been adapted for the screen, and the feature film Als wir träumten, directed by Andreas Dresen, competed in the Biennale in 2015.
Clemens Meyer's latest collection of stories, Die stillen Trabanten, was published by S. Fischer in 2017.

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Die Nacht, die Lichter


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