Anne Weber

The Indigo Press is an independent publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, based in London. Guided by a spirit of internationalism, feminism and social justice, we publish books to make readers see the world afresh, question their behaviour and beliefs, and imagine a better future.

Author photograph © Hermance Triay

Anne Weber

Anne Weber  is a German-French author, translator into both French and German and self-translator. She studied in Paris and worked for several publishers.

Anne Weber started writing and publishing in French, but immediately translated her first book Ida invente la poudre into German as Ida erfindet das Schießpulver. Since then she has written each of her books in French and German.

Her self-translations are often published at the same time in France and Germany. In 2005 she received the 3Sat award at the Festival of German-Language Literature. For her translation of Pierre Michon she received a European translation award, the Europäischer Übersetzerpreis Offenburg. She was awarded the 2020 German Book Prize for Annette, ein Heldinnenepos which has sold more than 200,000 copies.  

Annette: An Epic Heroine is published by The Indigo Press in autumn 2022.

Tess Lewis (translator)

Tess has received many accolades and awards including two PEN Translates grants and has been shortlisted for British prizes including the Schlegel Tieck award (2019, for Lutz Seiler’s Kruso, published by Scribe) and the Oxford/Weidenfeld Translation Prize. She has been involved with PEN in the USA, and New Books in German, and has held many positions of responsibility and curation as well as writing and moderating. 

Annette: An Epic Heroine

Epic Annette is the extraordinary true story of Annette Beaumanoir: brilliant and fierce, she was a medical student living in a world at war who, at nineteen years old, joined the French Resistance and saved the lives of two Jewish children in Paris on the eve of their deportation to the camps.

As a doctor and mother devoted to justice and equality, Annette was later found guilty of treachery for supporting the Algerian FLN in France and sentenced to ten years in prison. The story of her dramatic escape, trial in absentia and decades in exile, separated from her children, resembles that of the great heroes whose love for individuals had to compete with their destiny and love of humanity.

Annette will remain with you forever. With this gripping personal tale of heroism and grief, author Anne Weber joins Homer in her ability to conjure a titan in an epic poem.

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