Karl May Friends

Karl May Friends website

Thank you for visiting my website about Karl May, and for your interest in my 13-year endeavour of translating Karl May's Winnetou novels. During that time, I also created many illustrations as pencil sketches and/or colour images, all cover work, and a series of informative videos about each of the novels. Researching May's life, his source material, as well as the countries he wrote about resulted in the first English biography about the German author of the 19th century, Savage To Saint, The Karl May Story, my own 'fan fiction' work Out of Vandaemonia - Winnetou & Shatterhand in Australia, and an adaptation of his most popular romance novel of 19th century German-speaking Europe, Das Waldroeschen, titled The Rodriganda Romances, Dr Sternau's Odyssey on Three Continents. The links in the panel above detail the results of the 13-year long effort, which began in 2004 and concluded at the end of 2017.
Marlies Bugmann, 2018

My Karl May translations are available as e-books or
paperbacks from Amazon internationally (by title) or directly from


Free publications in the form of downloadable PDFs.

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