Books by Uwe Timm

Uwe Timm was born 1940 in Hamburg. He studied German literature and philosophy in Munich and Paris. In 1972-1982 he was co-editor of the Authors Edition. He is the author of Midsummer Night and The Invention of Curried Sausage. He lives in Munich and Berl


IN MY BROTHER’S SHADOW by Uwe Timm
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2005

"History and private life interfused utterly by a master writer in a way at once authentic, unpretentious, moving, and of extraordinary significance."
Now that he alone of his immediate family is still alive, this remarkable German writer (The Invention of Curried Sausage, 1995, etc.) produces a group memoir that, with piercing intelligence, reawakens—and grieves over—a dreadful history. Read full book review >
MORENGA by Uwe Timm
by Uwe Timm, translated by Breon Mitchell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2003

"An intermittently slow read, but an important early work in the career of one of the best living German writers."
The German colonial experience in Africa is the subject of this dense, often fascinating 1983 novel by the German author (Midsummer Night, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
THE INVENTION OF CURRIED SAUSAGE by Uwe Timm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 29, 1995

"A small, perfect feast: full of life, heart, spirit, and laughter, all seasoned delicately with sorrow and hope."
In Timm's hands (Headhunter, 1993, etc.), how curried sausage became a popular street food makes for a perfectly charming novel that looks back at the end of WW II. Read full book review >
HEADHUNTER by Uwe Timm
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"Marx would have cracked a grudging smile."
The second of German author's Timm's five novels to be translated into English (The Snake Tree, 1990) gleefully targets everything we love to hate about the 1980's—heartless greed, financial speculation, yuppie food faddists, overpriced doctors, artists with inflated reputations and bank accounts to match. Read full book review >