Serhiy Zhadan’s Internat to be translated into 26 languages


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German publisher Suhrkamp has sold the rights for translation of Serhiy Zhadan’s novel Internat into 26 languages. This was announced by the writer on his Facebook page.

“It is essential to tell the world about us. Nobody will do that for us. I’m grateful to all the publishers and translators,” posted Zhadan.


Internat was translated into German by Yurii Durkota and Sabine Ster in 2018. That same year it won in the category Best Translation at Leipzig Book Fair.


“Through the images of extreme poignancy Serhiy Zhadan describes how familiar surroundings are transformed into uncanny territory. Equally impressive is his art of telling a story about defiant people who oppose fear and destruction with their self-assertion and sense of responsibility. The culmination of his participation in the war in Donbas turned into the novel Internat,” goes in the annotation to the German edition.


You can purchase the novel here for €22.


Suhrkamp is a German publishing house, established in 1950 by Peter Suhrkamp. It is generally acknowledged as one of the leading European publishers of fine literature. Overall, they’ve published 12 books by Serhiy Zhadan.


It shall be reminded that the German publisher Suhrkamp Verlag released a new book by Serhiy Zhadan Himmel über Charkiw: Nachrichten vom Überleben im Krieg (The Sky over Kharkiv: Updates on War).


Also, earlier this year Serhiy Zhadan has received Hannah Arendt Prize for Political Thought and the Peace Prize of German Publishers and Booksellers (Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels).


Title picture: Meridian Czernowitz