Prometheus/Bert Bakker is the biggest independent literary publishing house in the Netherlands.
Bert Bakker, an old publishing house from the 1940’s, and Prometheus were merged in 1989. Besides a wide variety of literary fiction, it publishes non-fiction of high quality. Each year, approximately 200 new titles are published. It’s one of the few independent publishing houses in the Dutch book world. Publisher and owner Mai Spijkers runs it from an office on canal Herengracht in Amsterdam.
The Bert Bakker list consists mainly of profound and prestigious non-fiction. Topics of all kinds are explored by leading scientists. In particular, the disciplines of history, politics and social sciences are well represented. Authors in the fund are among Stephen Hawking, Robin Lane Fox, John Julius Norwich and Rory Stewart.
The Prometheus list contains mostly literary fiction: prose and poetry from home and abroad. Major Dutch authors such as Tim Krabbé, Connie Palmen, and Tom Lanoye, but also foreign authors such as Umberto Eco, Tom Wolfe , Michael Cunningham, Doris Lessing, Sandro Veronesi, Helen Fielding, Zadie Smith and Jonathan Franzen have contributed to the impressive reputation of the publishing house.
Contact: mr Mai Spijkers: info@REMOVE.pbo.nl