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AUTHOR
Birgit Vanderbeke, born in 1956, is one of Germany’s most successful literary authors. She has written twelve novels.
The Mussel Feast
was her first publication and won the most prestigious German-language literature award, the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. The book was published in 1990 and has not been out of print since. It has been translated into all major European languages, including French, Spanish and Italian.

 

 

TRANSLATOR
Jamie Bulloch has worked as a professional translator from German since 2001. His works include books by Paulus Hochgatterer and Alissa Walser. Jamie has also translated
Portrait of the Mother as a Young Woman
by FC Delius (
Peirene No. 3
) and
Sea of Ink
by Richard Weihe (
Peirene No. 9
).

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First published in Great Britain in 2013
by Peirene Press, 17 Cheverton Road, London, N19 3BB
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This ebook edition first published in 2013.

 

First published under the original title DAS MUSCHELESSEN by Rotbuch Verlag, Berlin 1990
Copyright © Rotbuch Verlag, Berlin 1990

 

This translation © Jamie Bulloch, 2013

 

The right of Birgit Vanderbeke to be identified as author of this work has been asserted in accordance with Section 77 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

 

All rights reserved. This ebook is copyright material and must not be copied, reproduced, transferred, distributed, leased, licensed or publicly performed or used in any way except as specifically permitted in writing by the publishers, as allowed under the terms and conditions under which it was purchased or as strictly permitted by applicable copyright law. Any unauthorised distribution or use of this text may be a direct infringement of the author’s and publisher’s rights, and those responsible may be liable in law accordingly

 

ISBN  978-1-908670-11-3

 

This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places and events are either the product of the author’s imagination or used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental.

 

Designed by Sacha Davison-Lunt.
Illustration by Giulia Morselli

 

The translation of this work was supported by a grant from the Goethe Institut, which is funded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

The project has been funded with support from the European Commission.  This publication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.

 
 
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