Diogenes is Europe's largest purely literary publishing house. It was founded by Daniel Keel in 1952 and based in Switzerland.
My favourite publishing house
Diogenes is Europe’s largest purely literary publishing house, having so far released more than 5,800 titles, including classics such as Montaigne, Shakespeare, Moliere, Flaubert, Stendhal, Balzac, Dickens, Tolstoy, Chekhov; modern classics such as Georges Simenon, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Orwell, Carson McCullers, Patricia Highsmith; bestselling authors such as John Irving, Paulo Coelho, Donna Leon; and equally successful German-speaking writers such as Alfred Andersch, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Urs Widmer, Hugo Loetscher, Ingrid Noll, Jakob Arjouni, Erich Hackl, Bernhard Schlink, Doris Dörrie, Martin Suter and Patrick Süskind. The guiding principle of Diogenes’ publishing policy has always been not so much to release individual books but rather authors and, wherever possible, their complete works. My favourite publishing house represents also the global rights in the works of various authors of foreign languages, e.g. those of Patricia Highsmith, Andrzej Szczypiorski, Leon de Winter, Donna Leon, Viktorija Tokarjewa, Magdalen Nabb, Tomi Ungerer, Andrej Kurkow and Petros Markaris. Let's close with that: he greatest literary success of a German-speaking author in the Anglo-Saxon world after Perfume was again a Diogenes book: Bernhard Schlink’s The Reader which also made it onto... Hollywood!
Corinne, Switzerland - 23 May 2012