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.

Here you can download our current foreign rights catalogue:Droschl-Spring-2019

Our new titels:

Between 1946 and 1948 Mela Hartwig, in her London exile, penned Inferno which we publish for the first time now, 70 years later. It is remarkable how lucidly Hartwig analyses the Nazi era so shortly after the war.


»There are books that take your breath, that fill every single muscle with highest tension, and that take possession of the reader. Ally Kleins debut novel is definitely one of those stirring books.« writes Björn Hayer, Spiegel Online, about Carter, the debut novel by Ally Klein.


Bernhard Strobel manages in his first novel The palm tree in the front yard »with the cold view of a surgeon to capture even the smallest proliferation in the mesh of a relationship. His novel is an interpersonal psycho-thriller.« (Ulrich Rüdenauer, Süddeutsche Zeitung)


Andreas Unterweger, »one of the most promising young Austrian authors. « (Goethe institute) gives us with Grungy Nuts a »literary concept album with a visual prose-poetry that is accessible and catchy as well as it has the spirit of the teenage rebellion like the best songs of the history of rock music.« (Gerald Lind, literaturhaus.at)


Thomas Stangl combines in his novel Unknown Relations »political and private issues so that every kind of reading that is stuck in clichés gets shattered.« (Katja Gasser, ORF)



Susanne Gregor’s book Under Water »outshines a lot of other books of contemporary Austrian fiction. Under Water combines a dense content and precise language in a way that’s rare nowadays.« (Cornelius Hell, ex libris) She is shortlisted for the Alpha Literaturpreis 2018.



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