By V&Q Books

By V&Q Books

Our first ten books, lovingly brought to you from Berlin. 

A Light Still Burns: Part 3 of the Anatolian Blues trilogy

Selim OEzdogan

£12.99 £12.34

Gül's life is shaped by separation, but with her warm-hearted and accepting outlook she has learned to endure homesickness and longing. Full of emotions and poetry but told without sentimentality, Selim Özdoğan's account of Gül's journey is a tender and moving novel about home, cultural identity and a life between two worlds. Translated by Ayça Türkoğlu and Katy Derbyshire.

In the Belly of the Queen

Karosh Taha

£12.99 £12.34

In her kaleidoscopic novel, Karosh Taha expands our ideas of class, race and gender as she loops two stories around an invisible lynchpin: a woman who defied all expectations, a blank canvas for projections from all those around her. Deftly translated by Grashina Gabelmann, the book can be explored from either end, creating two very different narratives.

Odesa at Dawn

Sally McGrane

£12.99 £12.34

In this surreal contemporary spin on the classic spy thriller, Sally McGrane creates a darkly witty, beguiling and bizarre work of fiction like nothing before.


Mithu Sanyal

£12.99 £12.34

The Sellout meets Interior Chinatown in this satirical debut about race, sexuality and truth, translated by Alta L. Price.


Lucy Fricke

£12.99 £12.34

A road novel about two women with difficult dads, translated by Sinéad Crowe


Sandra Hoffmann

£12.99 £12.34

Beautiful autofiction examining the writer's relationship with her grandmother, translated by Katy Derbyshire

Journey through a Tragicomic Century: The Absurd Life of Hasso Grabner

Francis Nenik

£12.99 £12.34

The strange-but-true story of a German communist bookseller-turned-writer, translated by Katy Derbyshire

The Peacock


£12.99 £12.34

A Scottish comedy of errors featuring a peacock gone rogue, a group of investment bankers, a Laird and Lady, a housekeeper with a broken arm and an ingenious personal chef. Translated by Annie Rutherford.

The Blacksmith's Daughter

Selim OEzdogan

£12.99 £12.34

Part one of the Anatolian Blues trilogy, telling the beautiful and melancholy life story of Gül, who grows up in rural 1950s Turkey and moves to Germany to join the ranks of migrant labour that built the country. Translated by Ayça Türkoğlu and Katy Derbyshire.


Birgit Weyhe

£14.99 £14.24

Madgermanes is what the Mozambican workers once contracted out to East Germany are called today. In this beautiful graphic novel, Birgit Weyhe depicts their search for belonging and a place to call home. Translated by Katy Derbyshire.

The Bureau of Past Management

Iris Hanika

£12.99 £12.34

In this darkly humorous experimental novel, Iris Hanika shows how the crimes of the Nazi era hold the Germans in their clutches to this day. Beautifully translated by Abigail Wender.

Love Novel

Ivana Sajko

£9.99 £9.49

Love in late capitalism: Ivana Sajko takes us into a war between kitchen and bedroom, brilliantly translated from Croatian by Mima Simić.

52 Factory Lane: Books two of the Anatolian Blues trilogy

Selim OEzdogan

£12.99 £12.34

Part two of the Anatolian Blues trilogy, as Gül forges a life for her family far away from Turkey. Translated by Ayça Türkoğlu and Katy Derbyshire.

Putin's Postbox

Marcel Beyer

£12.99 £12.34

Eight essays on literature, art, language, Europe and life from one of Germany's most revered living writers.

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