Clemens Meyer

Die stillen Trabanten

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ISBN: 978-3-10-397264-1


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Tales from the night

A train driver who loves night shifts until a laughing man stands on the tracks. A night watchman patroling outside a home for immigrants who falls in love with a woman behind the fence. A burger-bar owner looking out at the city’s shining satellites. Masterfully, trancelike and with the confidence of a sleepwalker, Clemens Meyer’s stories tell of lost battles and overwhelming wishes. They are stories from our time, as dark as the world, as beautiful as the brightest of hopes.

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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