Sten Nadolny

Sten Nadolny (b. 1942) was a historian and film-maker, before writing four novels and two collections of essays. The Discovery of Slowness (1983) is regarded as his masterpiece. It has been translated into all major languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide, and was nominated for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Sten Nadolny lives in Berlin.



The half-wrecked ship slouched into the inlet more like a saturated sponge than one of His Majesty’s ships

The Discovery Of Slowness

Sten Nadolny