German Literature Month Giveaways – Late Fame by Arthur Schnitzler and A Bell For Ursli by Selina Chönz


Today I’m giving away two very different books. 


The first book is the miniature edition of one of the most famous Swiss picture books A Bell for Ursli.

“A Bell for Ursli” is a classic Swiss children’s story, with pictures by award-winning Swiss illustrator Alois Carigiet. Ursli is a little boy who lives in the Swiss Alps. He must find a big cowbell so that he can lead the spring procession through his village, so he goes alone to his family’s chalet high up in the mountains. There, he spends a lonely, scary night. Generations of Swiss children have grown up with Ursli but this is the first time his adventures have been widely available in English.



The second book I’m giving away is Arthur Schnitzler’s Late Fame.

Here’s what is written on Pushkin Press’ site:

First English publication of a recently rediscovered novella by one of the greatest European writers

One seemingly ordinary evening, Eduard Saxberger arrives home to find the fulfilment of a long-forgotten wish in his sitting room: a visitor has come to tell him that the youth of Vienna have discovered his poetic genius. Saxberger has written nothing for thirty years, yet he now realises that he is more than merely an Unremarkable Civil Servant, after all: a Venerable Poet, for whom Late Fame is inevitable – if, that is, his new acolytes are to be believed…

Arthur Schnitzler was one of the most admired, provocative European writers of the twentieth century. The Nazis attempted to burn all of his work, but his archive was miraculously saved, and with it, Late Fame. Never published before, it is a treasure, a perfect satire of literary self-regard and charlatanism.


If you would like to win a copy of one of these books, please leave a comment. The only thing you have to do is to tell me why you’d like to win this book.

Please be aware that the picture book is tiny. To give you an idea, I took a photo together with the second book I’m giving away.



The giveaways is open internationally. I’ll announce the winners on Monday 21 November 17:00 – Western European time.


12 thoughts on “German Literature Month Giveaways – Late Fame by Arthur Schnitzler and A Bell For Ursli by Selina Chönz

  1. I received a copy of A Bell for Ursli (in German) from a Swiss friend when my first son was born! Bless, brings back happy memories! I’ve actually got both books, so I do not want to win them, but just to say that they are both lovely! (For very different audiences, of course).

  2. Oh, I’d like to win the Schnitzler book. I’ve read a few blog posts on it and it looks like a great read; I now have an addiction to the works of Austrian writers that needs to be satisfied constantly.

  3. Late Fame sounds very interesting. I have not read an Austrian reader before and as for the tiny book I would give it to the young boy who lives next door as part of his Christmas package. I always give the neighbourhood kids books for Christmas.

  4. Both books sound lovely. I would especially like to read the Schnizler book because every time a book the Nazis tried to burn is read, it’s another small (or maybe not so small) victory over them.
    And A Bell for Ursli looks sweet too – I love children’s books.

  5. Thank you for hosting this giveaway, Caroline! Both books sound just lovely! I’d like to win the one by Schnitzler; he is one of my favourite writers, but I had never heard of this book, so I am curious 🙂

  6. What a super giveaway, Caroline. I would love the opportunity to win a copy of the Schnitzler. Like Jonathan, I’ve seen some very enticing reviews of this book – it sounds superb.

  7. Both the books seem to be very good. But if I have to make a choice, I’ll take “A Bell for Ursli” for my little one who has become interested in reading (esp picture books) lately. Thanks for the giveaway.

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