Pascal Mercier
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Pascal Mercier

Pascal Mercier was born in Bern in 1944 and lives in Berlin. After Perlmanns Schweigen (1995) and Der Klavierstimmer (1998), his novel Nachtzug nach Lisbon (2004) became one of the biggest bestsellers of recent years and was translated into many languages. It was followed by the novella Lea in 2007. Das Handwerk der Freiheit (2001) and Eine Art zu leben (2013) were also published by Hanser under his real name Peter Bieri. Pascal Mercier was awarded the Marie Luise Kaschnitz Prize in 2006 and the Premio Grinzane Cavour for best foreign novel in Italy in 2007. In 2007 he received the Lichtenberg Medal of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.  

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The Weight of Words

The Weight of Words

After an interval of several years, Pascal Mercier has once again written a great novel. The Weight of Words is about the freedom that literature gives us and explores the question of how free we ...

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Lea

Lea

A strange woman, eccentrically dressed, stands at Berne's central station, playing a Bach partita on her violin. An eight-year-old girl, walking past with her father, is magically attracted by ...

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Night Train to Lisbon

Night Train to Lisbon

A man breaks out of his life and goes to Lisbon to search for a mysterious doctor and writer. Pascal Mercier's new novel is both intelligent and sensual and a pure pleasure to read.

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Im Carl Hanser Verlag sind von Pascal Mercier erschienen
2004 Nachtzug nach Lissabon. Roman
2007 Lea. Novelle

Im Carl Hanser Verlag ist unter dem Namen Peter Bieri erschienen
2001 Das Handwerk der Freiheit. Über die Entdeckung des eigenen Willens
2013 Eine Art zu leben. Über die Vielfalt menschlicher Würde