‘Globalization means you should cross frontiers.’—Eric Visser, founder of World Editions


World Editions is a new, independent publisher, set up to bring international literature, both fiction and non-fiction, to a global readership. World Editions brings English readers the best literature other countries have to offer. Some of the highlights are Speechless by the bestselling author Tom Lanoye (Belgium), the beautiful and powerful Khomeini, Sade and Me by Abnousse Shalmani (France), and Something Written by Emanuele Trevi.


January 8th 2015 marked the launch of independent publisher World Editions. As the name suggests, World Editions will publish world literature and non-fiction, with an emphasis on translations from international literature. The first titles were Craving by award-winning Dutch playwright Esther Gerritsen, Gliding Flight by Dutch novelist Anne-Gine Goemans, and Saturday’s Shadows by Ayesha Harruna Attah.

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World Editions was founded in 2013 by Eric Visser, founder of De Geus, a respected Netherlands-based publishing house. To date, De Geus has published more than 2,500 titles and translated novels from about one hundred countries. De Geus publishes, among other authors, Annie Proulx, Mo Yan, Karl Ove Knausgård, Håkan Nesser, Henning Mankell, Tahar Ben Jelloun, and Nobel Prize winners Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, Wisława Szymborska, Alice Munro and Herta Müller.

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