BLACK FOUNTAIN PRESS
Our aim is to provide a platform for writers who choose to express themselves in English rather than in the traditional languages of Luxembourg. Writers of all nationalities who are in one way or another connected to Luxembourg will find us interested in their work. We wish to open doors to those novelists, poets, short-story writers and playwrights who, so far, have not been able to reach Luxembourg’s multicultural readership. We also want to help Luxembourg’s established authors make their way across the border and widen their audience by publishing English translations of their work. Founded in 2017, Black Fountain Press has the ambition to promote English-language literature in Luxembourg and abroad.
When Georges Hausemer and Susanne Jaspers founded their publishing house in 2012, it was this charming way of life that prompted them to make this likeable animal the star of their company logo. Ever since then, the little hog has been proudly emblazoned on all their publications, which include literature, travel guides, non-fiction and scientific books. In August 2018, Georges Hausemer passed away before his time, at the age of 61. Susanne Jaspers continues to run the publishing house alone. Well, not entirely alone – she still has the trusty water hog by her side.
ÉDITIONS GUY BINSFELD
Our aim is to immortalise stories that shape and reflect Luxembourg’s culture. There are many different ways of telling great stories like these. We like to find just the right one. Our collection speaks many languages, tracing what has left its mark on our country and what roots it in the present. Promoting young voices is just as important to us as looking after our portfolio of renowned authors. We are actively involved in all domains, be it literature, non-fiction, illustrated books, travel guides, children’s books or business books. For us, it’s about quality over quantity every time. That’s why we publish just over a dozen books a year. And this means we can do what we like to do best: bring individual concepts to life.
More than 70 years of experience, competence and passion have resulted in a diversified publishing programme with a total of more than 200 titles available: Picture books, non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, art books, anthologies, biographies, dictionaries, and reference works. Together with our authors, we have been winning the Luxembourg Book Prize for years in the categories “coffee-table books”,“non-fiction books”, “children books” and are developing with and for you the Luxembourg book market constantly new. Graphics atelier, text optimisation, printing and sales – Perfect layout & high-quality turn good ideas into the new favourite books.
It went on to become a bookshop but it has started publishing again in recent years. The company now has a catalogue of around twenty titles including extracurricular publications, works for children and coffee-table books.
Since its foundation in 2012, Hydre Éditions has published literary fiction in German and French. Recently, its programme has focused on novels, plays, novellas and short story collections, with publications by both confirmed writers and an emerging generation of Luxembourg authors.
For young readers (0 to 8 years), Kremart publishes books in Luxembourgish: stories written and illustrated by our own authors and artists, but also translations of international bestselling children’s books. Adult readers can take it one short story at a time with the “Smart Kremart” series. Those 20 little books were an instant success with over 33,000 copies sold. The story continues with the follow-up series “Timba” and “Bucktugou”. Kremart also has a selection of novellas or full-length novels in German, French or Luxembourgish by both emerging and established authors from Luxembourg, e.g. in the literary series “Kanephora”.
PassaParola Editions was founded within PassaParola a.s.b.l., the non-profit association created in Luxembourg in 2004 by Paola Cairo, Maria Grazia Galati and Paolo Travelli. The publishing house aims to promote publishing products related to Italian emigration, literature, and authors in the Grand Duchy.
Their first licence was for the Loup and P’tit Loup books published by Auzou Editions. With a growing desire to share their passion for books with young children, the pair decided to create PersPektiv Editions in 2016 so they could be fully independent and autonomous when it came to production. This has been a brilliant challenge! Since PersPektiv Editions launched, around twenty new books have been added to its catalogue every year, which includes their own creations and right purchases. Their aim is to use different stories to develop children’s imaginations and dreams.
POINT NEMO PUBLISHING
Point Nemo Publishing was founded in March of 2020. Its core product is the magazine ADATO, which discusses architecture in conjunction with neighboring fields: technology, theatre, film and the fine arts, always with an eye on the socio-political context of our times. In this way, ADATO very much reflects its publishing house’s values and motivations!