Chicken House

The Publishing House and its History

Chicken House Germany is a collaboration of two successful publishing houses: Carlsen and the English publisher The Chicken House. Barry Cunningham, founder and publisher of The Chicken House, is well known for sourcing new and promising talent. He introduced Cornelia Funke to the English and American book markets and also discovered famous authors Kevin Brooks and J. K. Rowling.

Chicken House Germany presents a selection of the best and most successful books from the English publishing house as well as original German titles. 2010 was the first program launching with six titles; amongst them was Rachel Ward's highly acclaimed and successful debut »Numbers – Den Tod im Blick«. The program is also enriched by the gripping and thrilling stories by authors like Veronica Cossanteli, Maz Evans, Barbara Laban, M. G. Leonard and Dan Smith.


Chicken House represents new authors, who tell exceptional, extraordinary and fast-paced stories, and publishes a high number of debut novels. The target audience is boys and girls aged 10-16 with a knack for fast and intense stories. All of the books are very gripping, making it impossible for the reader to put the book down.

Chicken House covers a wide range of children’s and young adult literature, including titles such as the warmhearted children's book »Rebecca – Verflucht, ausgerechnet England!« by Barbara Laban, the stirring coming-of-age novel »Auf einer Skala von 1 bis 10« by Ceylan Scott the witty and thrilling novels by Maz Evans (most recent »Götter allein zu Haus«) and last but not least James Dashner's international bestseller series »Maze Runner. Die Auserwählten«.


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Völckersstraße 14-20
22765 Hamburg


Phone +49 (0)40 398 04-0

Contact Person

Publishers Renate Herre, Joachim F. Kaufmann

Program Anja Kemmerzell

Sales Carsten Hiller

Marketing Sandra Bönninger

Public Relations Hilke Schenck

Foreign Rights Daniela Steiner