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Where You Come From


Original Title: HERKUNFT

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 368 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87473-9
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: March 18, 2019
This title is available.

Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (40)


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Winner of the German Book Prize 2019

English sample translation available

Saša  Stanišić - Where You Come From


"Saša Stanišić is a poet and revolutionary who has found his true home in language."

Rolling Stone

"One of the most intelligent, spirited and – last but not least – formally innovative books of this spring. A true pleasure to read."

Das Erste, druckfrisch

"Origins is a narrative shape-shifter. And that is what is moving, wonderful, and amazing about this book."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung

"His abilities lie in bringing out single moments illuminating them in a fairy tale-kind of way while creating brilliant linguistic shifts and poetic curiosities."

Deutschlandfunk Kultur, lesart

"Stanišić delivers […] an important contribution to the debate, if not the book of the hour"

Frankfurter Neue Presse

"Saša succeeds in translating the poetry of language into German."

Andrea Petković

"[Stanišić's] language is varied, extraordinary, and seductive."


"Really good books communicate their ideas through form. Origins by Saša Stanišić is a really good book."

Stuttgarter Zeitung

"one of this year's great literature recommendations – touching, self-ironic and thought-provoking."


"It is easy to say that a book is important; this one – especially now, especially here – is of great importance."

Die Welt

"a cornucopia of stories, a poetic appeal for the ambiguous, the multilingual, the polyphonic, and the digressive, which alone appears to make discovery possible."

SWR, Forum Buch

"Stanišić […] presents here what he is best at: inventing stories that are wild, precise and humorous."

Der Freitag

"In his marvellous prose Saša Stanišić resurrects the deceased with a resumé against oblivion, with which he crosses the boundaries of time."


"Saša Stanišić has written a multilayered book on flight, his way to Germany, and the magic of literature."

Der Standard

"If there is a golden generation of contemporary German literature with migration background, then Saša Stanišić is its leading figure."

Die Zeit

"Clever, heartbreaking, crazy. It couldn’t be better. Read this!"

NDR Fernsehen, Kulturjournal

"Nationalism and separatism are unsettling Europe. What should we do? To begin with perhaps read new authors writing about the places they come from, like Saša Stanišić."

Süddeutsche Zeitung

"A great book."

Spiegel Online

"He is quite simply one of our best story tellers."

Die Welt


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