Clemens Meyer

Im Stein

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A young woman stands at the window and looks out into the evening sky. It is January and business is not going at all well; thoughts whirl about in her head. "The horse fellow," a former jockey, is looking for his daughter. "The Bielefeld man" is cornering the market with his new business plans, investing in nightclubs and sex shops. "AK 47" lies in the street, blood seeping from a bullet wound.
Clemens Meyer weaves these characters' stories, lives, and voices into a wild chorus of night, creating a blazing, monumental portrait of a city and of our time.

Meyer "throws himself into his stories, he approaches his characters with a precise, curious, and almost tender gaze. [He] knows what he is writing about, knows the people, the settings, the scenes, the moods. … Particularly in their quiet moments, his stories unfold into an almost inhuman power and closeness."
Jörg Böckern, KulturSpiegel (on Die Nacht, die Lichter)

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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Italy, Keller Editore
United Kingdom, Fitzcarraldo (English (worldwide))
Macedonia, Ili-Ili
Croatia, Oceanmore
Denmark, People's Press
Serbia, Radni Sto
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