• The Inheritance

    "Peter Stephan Jungk is an extraordinarily inventive novelist and The Inheritance, beautifully translated by Michael Hofmann, is one of his most brilliant creations: at once a gripping international intrigue and a witty, touching novel of human relations"

    James Lasdun

    "Yet another thrilling, vividly narrated novel from the pen of Peter Stephan Jungk – a plot worthy of film" 


    "This eventful, thrilling novel proves to be the parable of a world whose heirs have all the rights, but cannot do anything with them" 

    Die Zeit 

  • Crossing the Hudson


    “...a strange, durable love – not Roth's sublimated hatred, not Kafka's fear reigns in Crossing the Hudson...a journey taken far too infrequently by Jungk's literary predecessors.”

    Sam Munson, Times Literary Supplement


  • Perfect American


     „...I'm not sure the author wants us to lose ourselves in his story. I think he wants us to find ourselves in it, to reflect on fame and its power to distort not just our perceptions of ‘great’ men, but on the way celebrity damages those men when they become possessed by their own falsified, falsifying images.“

    Richard Schickel, Los Angeles Times


  • Snowflake Constant

    A.K.A. TIGOR, published by Other Press in 2003






  • Franz Werfel: A Life in Prague, Vienna, and Hollywood



    „This exemplary biography recalls Werfel’s career and its vanished settings as part of the cultural history of the West. Mr Jungk also provides a searing picture of Werfel’s wife, the famous Alma Mahler Gropius Werfel...“

    The New Yorker

    „Not only is Mr. Jungk’s biography concise, it is also one of the finest I know. This lovely book is more than a biography - a meditation on art, history and human life. “

    John Simon, New York Times Book Review

  • Shabbat: A rite of passage in Jerusalem


     „...a literary tour-de-force, with its obsessive, almost volcanic mix of erotic and ethnological elements, of topography and tradition, of confessions and the search for an identity.“

    Egon Schwarz, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung