Stefan Zweig’s Schachnovelle is one of his best-loved works of short fiction. So we’re very excited that this month we’re publishing a brilliant new translation, A Chess Story, from the translator, author and journalist Alexander Starritt. Painfully tense and feverishly compelling—even by the standards of a Zweig novella—A Chess Story was one of the last works that Zweig wrote, published posthumously in 1942. It’s also one of his most famous and enduring stories—it’s been filmed twice, and this year will see the debut of an opera based on the book in Kiel. Alongside this new translation, we’re also reissuing three other great Zweig novellas: Burning Secret, Confusion and Fear. All four books have new covers designed by David Pearson and illustrated by Petra Börner.