Haus was founded in London in 2003 by Barbara Schwepcke. Inspired by the Monographien of the German publishing house Rowohlt, we begun publishing biography in our Life&Times series with a translation of Sebastian Haffner’s Churchill. In recent years our list has broadened substantially and now includes history, politics, current affairs, memoir, art and photography. Since 2005, Haus has published travel writing from around the world under the Armchair Traveller imprint, and we began publishing international literary fiction in 2008. Initially with the aim of bringing works of contemporary German-language literature into English, our international list of authors includes Siegfried Lenz, Markus Werner, Thomas Mann, Clarice Lispector, Carolina De Robertis, Érik Orsenna, Doron Rabinovici, Michael Köhlmeier, Alex Capus and many others.
Our well-established series include: Haus Curiosities, political pamphlets edited by Peter Hennessy; Makers of the Modern World, a 32-volume history of the Paris Peace Conferences after the First World War; and Armchair Traveller’s Histories.
Publishing 25 books a year, we have a backlist of over 250 titles in print.
Our most recent bestsellers include My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Crisis by Diana Darke, King of Kings: The Triumph and Tragedy of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia by Asfa Wossen Asserate and In Search of Ancient North Africa: A History in Six Lives by Barnaby Rogerson.