Peirene Press

Peirene Press

Peirene Press is an award-winning boutique publishing house with an extra twist, based in London. We are committed to first class European literature in high-quality translation. Our books are beautifully designed paperback editions, using only the best paper from sustainable British sources. Affordable, timeless collector items. And because literature—both reading and writing—can be a lonely affair, Peirene hosts a wide range of regular literary events.

Peirene specializes in contemporary European novellas and short novels in English translation. All our books are best-sellers and/or award-winners in their own countries. We only publish books of less than 200 pages that can be read in the same time it takes to watch a film.


Peirene Press
17 Cheverton Road
London N19 3BB
United Kingdom
+ 44 (0) 207 6861941