S. Fischer Verlag was founded by Samuel Fischer in Berlin in 1886 and is today located in Frankfurt am Main. Fischer was the first to publish many now famous authors such as Franz Kafka, Arthur Schnitzler, Hugo von Hoffmannsthal, Franz Werfel, Alfred Döblin and Thomas Mann. The house focuses on literature, psychology and history. Contemporary authors writing in German include Julia Franck, Michael Lenz, Ingo Schulze, Marlene Streeruwitz, Christoph Ransmayr and Wolfgang Hilbig. The firm’s distinguished list also includes many leading international authors in translation. On the non-fiction list you will find authors such as Carolin Emcke, Florian Illies and Götz Aly.