rororo rotfuchs

© Tony Ross 2011-2014

The Publishing House and its History

rowohlt rotfuchs is among the most richly traditional programs for children and young adults in German-speaking countries. Founded in 1972 by Uwe Wandrey, rotfuchs soon became synonymous with committed, contemporary literature for children and young adults. In its over 40 years, rotfuchs has produced children's book heroes such as Markus Osterwalder's «Bobo Siebenschläfer» or Angela Sommer-Bodenburg's «Der kleine Vampir». rotfuchs is also the home of the legendary Roald Dahl's children's book classics like "Matilda" or "Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik".


rotfuchs is proud to publish great children's authors like British bestselling writer David Walliams as well as acclaimed German authors such as Rüdiger Bertram, Salah Naoura or Franziska Gehm.

Our young adult program features outstanding and award-winning German writers such as Nils Mohl, Holly-Jane Rahlens, Kirsten Fuchs or Sarah Jäger alongside renowned international authors like Elizabeth Acevedo, Helen Cooper, Philip Kerr, Simon Mason, Nic Stone or William Sutcliffe.

Authors and Illustrators

We count ourselves lucky to present artists like Dorothée Böhlke, Anke Faust, Amelie Glienke, Cathy Ionescu, Regina Kehn, Barbara Korthues, Anke Kuhl, Ute Krause, Tony Ross, Birgit Schössow, Kai Schüttler or Joëlle Tourlonias.

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 Julia Reimer (-416

Production Florian Enns (-373)

Foreign Rights Nathalie Wittfoth (-364)