Nominated by:

Leipziger Stadtische Bibliotheken, Germany

Publisher of nominated edition:

Head of Zeus, UK

Tiger Milk

Stefanie de Velasco      

Translated from the German by Tim Mohr

2016 Longlist

Nini and Jameelah are best friends forever. This summer they’re going to grow up. Together. On their terms. But things don’t always turn out the way you plan…

This is a tender, funny and tragic story about two fourteen-year-old girls on the loose during a long, hot summer in Berlin. Tiger Milk captures what it is to be young.

(from publisher)

About the Author

Stefanie de Velasco lives and works in Berlin. In 2011, she received the Literature Prize Prenzlauer Berg for the first chapters of Tiger Milk. This is her first novel.

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