Hungarian Publishers' Listings

An alphabetical list of the most prestigious Hungarian publishers, compiled by the HLO staff.


Akadémiai Kiadó

Profile: Akadémiai Kiadó is Hungary's most important publisher of scientific and academic books and journals as well as the publisher of a wide variety of dictionaries in many languages.

Atlantisz Könyvkiadó

Profile: With its sister foundation Atlantisz Alapítvány, the non-profit Atlantisz Kiadó publishes works of social sciences as well as classic and modern fiction.

Corvina Kiadó

Profile: Fine art albums, works on the history of education and culture, foreign-language fiction, travel guides, photo albums and cookbooks.

Európa Könyvkiadó

Profile: Focusing on world literature from the beginning and setting high editorial standards, Európa's aim and function have always been to publish the world's classics and representative contemporary works in excellent translations.

Jelenkor Kiadó

Profile: Jelenkor is an independent house founded in 1993 and owned by six Hungarian writers, editors and translators whose main concern is to promote contemporary Hungarian poetry, fiction and philosophy, including their intellectual and international context.

Magvető Kiadó

Profile: Contemporary Hungarian literature, including the works of 2002 Nobel Prize laureate Imre Kertész. Magveto also publishes living foreign classics such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Ludmila Ulitskaya. Publisher of the year in 2003.

Móra Könyvkiadó

Profile: Classics of Hungarian and world literature for children; tales, poems, short stories and special books which develop several skills of nursery school and elementary school children.

Osiris Kiadó

Profile: Focus on classics of Hungarian and world literature; also social and natural sciences and textbooks.

Ulpius-Ház Kiadó

Profile: Primarily foreign bestsellers - authors include Chaim Potok, Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes, Michael Cunningham and Orhan Pamuk. Ulpius-ház also focuses on young contemporary Hungarian authors.

Mercator Studio Electronic Publisher

Mercator Studio aims at introducing the art of e-books in Hungarian. The homepage of the online publisher offers several classics and modern releases to download. Apart from fully available free editions, excerpts are provided to browse.