Foreign Rights Contacts

Dear Publishers and Friends,

These are challenging times - but that’s no news for Angela Merkel, who since 1990 with patience and strong nerves has asserted herself against the men in the political arena to become the most powerful woman in the world. Next year, her resignation as first German female Chancellor will be a turning point for Germany, Europe and for international politics. Since his time as parliamentary reporter, historian and journalist Ralph Bollmann has been following Merkel on her way. His biography of Angela Merkel is the first to cover her entire political life and an indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand not only her thinking but also the German and European history of recent times.

Everything spoke against little Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti (1792 - 1878) becoming something. Hubert Wolf in his recently published book The Infallible. Pius IX and the Invention of Catholicism in the 19th Century describes the amazing path of the ailing young nobleman from the province to the most powerful and longest-serving pope in history (1846 - 1878), who reinvented Catholicism. This captivating and vividly written book has reached rank 20 on the Spiegel bestseller list. Hubert Wolf has won the Leibniz Prize of the DFG, the Communicator Prize, the Gutenberg Prize and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bern. His bestsellers published by C.H.Beck include The Nuns of Sant‘Ambrogio (2013), which has been translated into 15 languages.

Anti-semitic stereotypes are back in vogue today and anti-semitic prejudices are on the rise. Sometimes they are openly displayed, sometimes hidden behind criticism of Israel. In his new Short History of Anti-Semitism, Peter Schäfer clearly and concisely describes how anti-Semitic stereotypes have spread since antiquity, have led to persecution and annihilation and are still virulent today. His enlightening book is a must-read for all those who want to understand why anti-semitism is so old and at the same time so topical and what it means for Jews in the neighbourhood, in Israel and all over the world.

Zora del Buono`s fascinating major family novel of the 20th century The Marshalless was already the “cover story” of NZZ Books on Sunday. The Swiss author tells us about the fate of a political woman, inspired by her own grandmother: an impressive, dazzling main character, told on the basis of profound research, and yet a very personal story - exciting and stirring, informative and eye-opening.
Just out, Laura Lichtblau’s debut novel Black Powder was already praised by Spiegel online: “Seldom have we read about the dystopian future in such a funny, exhilarating – and thus all the more oppressive – way”, and poet and novelist Nora Gomringer promises: Anyone who reads this book, “will not want any other reading ammunition for this autumn”. Sample translations for both fiction titles are available.

We look forward to being in touch with you!

Sample Translations Fiction

  Name Größe  
"The Marschallin" by Zora Del Buono 155.94 KB
"Black Powder" by Laura Lichtblau 158.87 KB
"Winter Bees" by Norbert Scheuer 423.37 KB
"Radio Activity" by Karin Kalisa 516.98 KB
“High Mass in Naples” by Stefan von der Lahr 103.55 KB
"A project for Otto Kwant" by Jochen Schmidt 196.68 KB
"The Summer of My Mother" by Ulrich Woelk 167.25 KB

Susanne Simor
Foreign Rights Manager Non-Fiction and Fiction

Phone: 49 (0) 89 381 89 228
Fax: 49 (0) 89 381 89 624

Jenny Royston
Foreign Rights Fiction

For Fiction titles: Italian and Hungarian Translation Rights please contact: Susanne Simor
For all other Translation Rights in the fiction list please contact:

Phone: 49 (0) 89 38189-335
Fax: 49 (0) 89 381 89 587

Andrea Hemminger
Foreign Rights Non-Fiction

Phone: 49 (0) 89 381 89 248
Fax: 49 (0) 89 381 89 624

Jonathan Beck

Verlag C.H.BECK
Wilhelmstrasse 9
D – 80801 München