Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch was founded in 1949 in Cologne and today is part of the Holtzbrinck Group. The publisher’s early authors include Joseph Roth, Heinrich Böll and Erich Maria Remarque. Today Kiepenheuer & Witsch continues to publish leading contemporary German, Austrian and Swiss writers, as well as international authors in translation. Its list includes Gabriel García Márquez and John Banville along with Katja Lange-Müller, Eva Menasse, Angelika Klüssendorf, Christian Kracht, Feridun Zaimoglu and Uwe Timm. Its non-fiction subjects cover sociology, psychology, history and biography.
Galiani Berlin is an imprint under KiWi’s roof. Established in 2009, Galiani publishes around six to eight books each season – a mixture of literature, classics and narrative non-fiction. The imprint is named after Ferdinando Galiani: a true genius who was interested in everything around him, innovative, unpredictable and never boring. This reflects Galiani’s path. Their list include authors such as Sven Regener, Jan Costin Wagner, Karen Duve, Peter Wawerzinek as well as the outstanding works by illustrator Kat Menschik.