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Bavarian Book Award 2016



Thomas Hettche

About the Book

The Pfaueninsel (isle of the peacocks) is an island on the river Havel near Potsdam. It used to be a refuge for the Prussian kings. In the 19th century the island was redesigned and changed to an artificial paradise by Lenné, Schinkel and Fintelmann, architects and royal gardeners. In his novel, Thomas Hettche has this forgotten world reincarnated. It is the true story of Marie, a woman of small stature and Schlossfräulein of the isle of peacocks.



Kiepenheuer & Witsch
geb., 352 pages, € (D) 19,99
ISBN 978-3-462-04599-4
eBook, € (D) 17,99
ISBN 978-3-462-30827-3

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Thomas Hettche

Thomas Hettche who lives in Berlin was born in 1964 near Vogelsberg. His first novel “Ludwig muss sterben” (1989) was a huge success. Recent published books are a novel called “Die Liebe der Väter” (2010) and an autobiographical collection of essays called “Totenberg” (2012).