About publishing house Orlando
Dutch publishing house Orlando started almost 10 years ago as an imprint of AW Bruna Publishers for translated upmarket & literary fiction. Founder Jacqueline Smit bought the imprint and since 2017 Uitgeverij Orlando bv is an independent publishing house, since 2018 Ingrid Meurs is co-owner and co-publisher. Both Jacqueline and Ingrid have more than 25 years of experience in publishing and are now rebuilding the list, publishing literary fiction and non-fiction titles by both male and female authors, both fiction and nonfiction, publishing around 20 titles a year.
We aim to bring the best stories from around the world to readers of Dutch, so that means around 80% of our books are translations.
We celebrate world literature with the likes of Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe), Claudia Schreiber (Germany), Linda Olsson (Sweden), Ayesha Arruna Attah (Ghana), Jo Kyung-ran (Korea) and Turkish authors Burhan Sönmez and Saygin Ersin; we learn from history with historical novels by Diane Setterfield, Tracy Chevalier and Madeline Miller; we explore modern American and English life with authors as Alice Hoffman, Barbara Kingsolver, Sarah Winman and Joanna Cannon and we reach out to young readers with Instagram poet Rupi Kaur.
Our non-fiction is very diverse, from a book about modern witchcraft to essays about David Bowie’s favourite books, to culinairy memoirs and inspirational travel stories (like Mia Kankimaki – The women I think about at night).
From literary and historical fiction to poetry, Orlando is the home of international literature at its best.
Also we have a literary classics list, which started with the novel Orlando by Virginia Woolf and this one was followed with novels by Jean Rhys, Simone de Beauvoir, Marlen Haushofer, Angela Carter, Carmen Laforet and Leonora Carrington.
For information about our Dutch authors, please contact us at email adresses below.