Random House Germany, publisher of Das Labyrinth der Träumenden Bücher, has been kind enough to confirm that there is an English translation planned for release in the U.S. Negotiations are in process and, though no names were mentioned, I’m fairly certain that no one will be shocked when the U.S. publisher finally makes an announcement.
Now for the bad news: I believe the best we can hope for, my fellow Moers aficionados, is early 2013. And that’s being optimistic. Because if negotiations for the rights are still going on, would translation of the German text into English even have begun? I’ve no idea. I hope, though, that it will once again fall into the capable hands of John Brownjohn. He’s translated all the Zamonia books (available) to date: The City of Dreaming Books, The Alchemaster’s Apprentice, The 13-1/2 Lives of Captain Bluebear and Rumo & His Miraculous Adventures.