S. Fischer Verlag

S. Fischer is one of the largest trade publishers in Germany and is known throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland for publishing high quality books. It has published works by internationally renowned authors as Thomas Mann, Roger Willemsen, Franz Kafka, Stefan Zweig, Robert Gernhardt und Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

It was founded in Berlin in in 1886 by Samuel Fischer. S. Fischer Verlag joined the Holtzbrinck-group in the Sixties, and in 1974 Monika Schoeller, daughter of Georg von Holtzbrinck, became head of the publishing-house. Today, S. Fischer unites besides the Fischer Taschenbuch with its “Schatzinsel” for children and young readers, the imprints Krüger, Scherz, O.W.Barth and the audio label Argon.

The Holtzbrinck unites publishing houses like Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Henry Holt, Macmillan, Rowohlt and Kiepenheuer & Witsch under one roof and publishes weeklies like the German Die Zeit, the American magazines Scientific American and Nature.