Berlinale selects 10 books

Event includes 'The Mall,' 'Small Change for Stuart'

S.L. Grey’s horror-satire “The Mall” and Lissa Evans’ magical children’s tale “Small Change for Stuart” are among 10 novels to be showcased at this year’s Books at Berlinale event.

Part of the fest’s co-production market, Books at Berlinale is organized in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair. Publishers and lit agents will pitch the books to producers at the fest’s annual Breakfast and Books event.

This year’s selection also includes Andi Rogenhagen’s “Heldensommer” (Summer of Heroes), about a German teen who heads to France to take revenge on his harsh French teacher, and Belgian writer Peter Terrin’s EU literature prize-winning “De Bewaker” (The Guard), about guards at an underground garage who remain at their post after what they believe to be a disaster above ground.

Among others to be presented: Victoria Donda’s “Mi nombre es Victoria,” (My Name Is Victoria)Lucia Etxeberria’s “Lo verdadero es un momento de lo falso” (The True Is a Moment of the False); (Goldfish Don’t Live in Puddles); Vanessa Caffin’s “Rossmore Avenue,” Mikko Rimminen’s “Nenapaiva” (Red Nose Day) and Doron Rabinovici’s “Andernorts.” (Elsewhere).

The Berlin Film Festival runs Feb. 10-20.

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