Foreign Rights

Dear Colleagues and Friends,


welcome to our Foreign Rights site! 

This site is regularly updated with latest information on our front- and backlist, including foreign rights sales. You have the choice to either search for individual titles or browse through our recent catalogues (for latest Rights Guide use button below) and you also have access to sample translations from selected books. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for reading copies or if you are interested in acquiring translation rights. Send your request to our exclusive agents (as stated in the contact section) or to us in Cologne or give us a call. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

With best wishes,

The Kiwi Foreign Rights Team


PS: If you are interested in film/ TV rights, please send your request to our film agency Rowohlt Medienagentur (contact info:

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Rights Guides


  • Iris Brandt - Rights Director

    Iris Brandt - Rights Director

    Europe (Belgium, Netherlands), English World (USA, Great Britain, Australia, India etc.), France & Francophonia

    Tel.: + 49 221 376 85 22


  • Lara Mertens - Foreign Rights Manager (while Aleksandra Erakovic is on maternity leave)

    Lara Mertens - Foreign Rights Manager (while Aleksandra Erakovic is on maternity leave)

    Africa, Arabic World, Asia, Europe (except for Belgium & Netherlands, France, Great Britain), Israel, Portuguese World, Spanish World

    Tel.: +49 221 376 85 56

  • Maren Kodet - Foreign Rights Intern

    Maren Kodet - Foreign Rights Intern


    +49 221 376 85 95

Submissions to K&W


Thank you for your interest in a publication of your manuscript at Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch.

Before submitting a proposal, we suggest you click around our site and take a look at the kinds of books we’ve published. This will help you gain an idea of what we’re looking for.

Please do not send us any originals by regular mail. Suitable manuscripts and text samples can be sent in digital form to:

All submitted texts will be carefully checked by the responsible editor. It is therefore sufficient if you send us a single e-mail.

Please also refrain from inquiring about the status of the examination, which unfortunately cannot be answered due to the extraordinarily high number of daily entries. If interested, we will contact you.

Legal notice: The publisher is not liable for unsolicited submitted manuscripts, images, data or similar.