Two People Meeting


Over 100.000 copies sold

Shortlist German Bookprize
The perfect lovestory for the generation of 40something
Situated in Berlin
Adapted for Film!

You don’t know where, you don’t know when — but at some point love will strike, that’s for sure. In this novel, two people, already well accustomed to single life, are struck completely out of the blue. He has the most fascinating eyes in the world, and her beauty sweeps him off his feet.

Treffen Sich zwei (lit.: Two People Meeting) is a romantic novel for adults, a heimat novel set in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district. It’s about desires and anxiety, about the professional life of a systems coach and the fits of a gifted hysteric, about self-help sex books, music, lyrics, classic passages about love, and with a good deal of alcohol and urine therapy thrown in for good measure.

Iris Hanika is a sensitive and unerring observer of the emotional condition of her contemporaries. The wittiness, accuracy and elegance in her writing demonstrate why this eternal theme in literature continues to touch every one of us to this day.

Rights sold: German Paperback [btb Random House] German Audiobook [Der Audio Verlag] German Radioplay [NDR] Filmadaption [Wüstefilm, directed by Ulrike von Ribbeck]; French [Les Allusifs], Serbian [Mono&Manjana], Lithuanian [Gimtasis Zodis], Spanish [Salamandra], Ukrainian [Dnipro], Bulgarian [IG Elias Canetti], Danish: [Turbine], Romanian [Vivaldi]

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