Uitgeverij Podium werd in 1997 opgericht door Joost Nijsen, mede mogelijk gemaakt door de loyaliteit van Nederlandse auteurs die hij eerder uitgaf bij Nijgh & Van Ditmar en Balans, zoals Herman Franke, Ronald Giphart, Nicolaas Klei, Manon Uphoff en Henk van Woerden.

Podium is vanaf de oprichting een zelfstandige uitgeverij, gespecialiseerd in hedendaagse Nederlandse en vertaalde literatuur (proza, poëzie) en literaire en journalistieke non-fictie.

Dankzij een selectieve fondsvorming en beheerste titelproductie, kan door het enthousiaste en deskundige team aan de uitgegeven titels veel zorg worden besteed, zowel aan redactie en productie als aan verkoop en marketing.

About Podium

Founded in 1997, Podium has established a reputation for publishing up-market literary fiction, outstanding yet accessible poetry and intelligent, original works of narrative, journalistic and general non-fiction. With a devoted, passionate and creative team we publish around 30 new titles a year.

With Dutch authors like Gerda Blees, Alex Boogers, Renate Dorrestein, Kluun, Wilfried de Jong, Arjen Lubach and Huib Modderkolk – to name a few – we are one of the leading publishing houses when it comes to original fiction and literary non-fiction. Over the years, our writers have been published in translation by Bloomsbury, Granta, Pushkin Press, Actes Sud, Hanser, Anagrama and many other established publishing houses.

When it comes to translated fiction, be it novels or short stories, we are the proud publishers of Truman Capote, Johan Harstad, Michel Faber, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Etgar Keret, Karen Köhler, Dorthe Nors, DBC Pierre, George Saunders, Uwe Timm and many others. We cherish the genre of the short story; our series has won several prizes for its superb translations and the stunning design and has found its way to many readers.

Our works of non-fiction explore subjects thoroughly in an original, accessible way. They are voice-driven and written out of passion and love for the subject. Amongst our authors in translation are such diverse writers as Fran Lebowitz, Niki Segnit, Antonio Scurati and Rebecca Solnit, who in different fields have written quality, timeless books. Our original non-fiction tends to be more journalistic and includes writers like Joris Luyendijk, whose Hello Everybody! has been translated into many languages.

Last but not least, we are the leading house in South-African literature here in the Netherlands. Through our bilingual publications, many Dutch readers have found their way to the beautiful, heartfelt poetry of Breyten Breytenbach, Ingrid Jonker, Ronelda S. Kamfer and Antjie Krog.

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