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© Tony Ross 2011-2014

The Publishing House and its History

rotfuchs is one of the most traditional paperback publishers on the German book market. Founded in 1972, rotfuchs has published paperbacks for children and young people between the ages of 2 and 16 for for almost 50 years. After launching, the name rotfuchs quickly became a synonym for modern children's and young adult literature.


Today, our programme continues to uphold high standards. It comprises a mix of original German works and strong foreign licenses including books by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Roald Dahl, Markus Osterwalder, Nils Mohl and David Williams. The aim is to bring quality material into paperback form and to introduce successful foreign titles into the German market.

Authors and Illustrators

According to their genre, rotfuchs books are published as hardcovers, softcovers, laminated paperbacks and foldout brochures. Books for the under-10 age group are supplied with pictures by renowned illustrators including Amelie Glienke, Ulf K., Ole Könnecke, Barbara Korthues, Ingrid und Dieter Schubert, Felix Scheinberger and Annette Swoboda.

Current awards

  • KIMI Kinderbuchsiegel 2019 – Nic Stone: Dear Martin
  • ILB Außergewöhnliches Buch 2017 – Roald Dahl: Sophiechen und der Riese
  • ILB Außergewöhnliches Buch 2017 – Margo Lanagan: Ligas Welt


All events in German language!

Currently no events. Visit the publisher’s website for up-to-date events (visit website).


Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Kirchenallee 19
20099 Hamburg


Phone +49 (0)40 72 72-0

Contact Person

Publisher Florian Illies

Program Director Christiane Steen (-313)

Public Relations Hanna Biresch (-412)

Events Bettina Schalk (-217)

Marketing Sandra Rothfeld (-258)

Production Florian Enns (-373)

Foreign Rights Nathalie Wittfoth (-364)