about us

The authors in the focus - it is this simple credo that makes all the difference, and that has won Schöffling & Co. its reputation of being »the publishing house that plays a significant role in the shaping of Germany’s literary future« (Spiegel online).

Now in its 21st year, Schöffling & Co. remains one of Germany’s few independent literary publishers of contemporary literature. Run by ist founder and sole owner, Klaus Schöffling, it has long since emerged as one of Germany’s most interesting and innovative literary publishing houses with a tightly-woven international network.

Schöffling & Co. has published more than 350 titles by over 120 authors. Among them are established and renowned voices like Helga M. Novak and Ror Wolf, but we have also led new German voices like Juli Zeh or Markus Orths from their very beginnings to great acclaim. Their success encourages us to continue our quest for young talents.

Our line of German contemporary fiction is complemented by an ever-growing list of contemporary authors in translation, among them David Albahari, Jami Attenberg, Russell Banks, Joshua Cohen, Otto de Kat, Jennifer Egan, Miljenko Jergović, Anne Landsman, Zhang Ling, Morten Ramsland, Juan Gabriel Vásquez or Amy Waldman.

Rediscoveries of pivotal modern novels and books reverberating around urgent topics of contemporary history once more put the focus on important authors and unique voices that resound in the present.