Welcome at Droschl and thank you for your interest!

Droschl is in the German speaking world a well-known house for contemporary literature, publishing international authors like Lydia Davis, Oksana Sabuschko, Georgi Gospodinov or Julien Gracq as well as German writing authors like Iris Hanika, Ilma Rakusa, Thomas Stangl, Monique Schwitter, Thomas Jonigk or Werner Schwab. The names speak for themselves, they stand for an attitude that does not consider literature as representation but as protest and comment from the fringe.

We want to address the reader’s curiosity, those who want to discover something, who focus on words, whose one great love is language, many languages, the innumerable manners of speech.


Iris Hanika wins the Hermann-Hesse-Prize 2020 with her new novel Echoes Chambers.

»The author brings together what has lost its hold in reality. In Echoes chambers, New York and Berlin form a space for reflection that sparkles with wit and intellectual willfulness. « (From the jury’s statement)

»A novel, so fantastic that you wish it all readers, and above all readers of the world.« (Bettina Hartz, FAS)