Igel Publishing House

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The Igel Verlag is an imprint of the Hamburg-based Diplomica Verlag and, as a specialist publisher , has specialized primarily in the areas of law , economics and taxes as well as literary and social studies. There is also a smaller series of fiction publications.


In 1987 Susanne Bek and Michael Schardt founded the publishing house. The publishing house was in Paderborn from its foundation until 1997 and was then moved from Schardt to Oldenburg (Oldb) . The focus of the publishing house was initially the German-language literature of literary modernism from 1890 to 1933, including above all texts by German-born Jewish authors. In addition, literary books, dissertations , habilitation theses and symposium volumes have also been published .

The publisher published works by the following writers , some of whom had been forgotten : Richard Beer-Hofmann , Adolf von Hatzfeld , Franz Hessel , Peter Hille , Gina Kaus , Robert Müller , Stanisław Przybyszewski , Franziska zu Reventlow , Hermann Ungar and Thomas Valentin . The Kleist Prize winner Ulrich Horstmann and Arno A. Gassmann are among the few contemporary authors in the publishing program for which Michael Schardt is responsible .

In 1998 the publishing house emerged as Schardt Verlag , which specializes only in fiction and focuses on contemporary writers. In 2007 Michael Schardt sold the Igel Verlag to the Bremen publisher Thomas Hoppe and the Hamburg publisher Björn Bedey, who relocated the publishing house to Hamburg . Johanna Seegers took over the management of the publishing house and continued the previous program focus - authors of German-language modernism and literary studies.

In December 2009 the publishing house was taken over by Diplomica Verlag, founded in 1996, and has since been run as an imprint with its own publisher profile; the focus continues to be on literary and social studies. There are currently around 300 titles available in the publishing program.

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  1. a b ( page no longer available , search in web archives: Igel Verlag GmbH - profile ). On: bildungsklick.de. (Accessed December 5, 2010.)@1@ 2Template: Dead Link / bildungsklick.de
  2. ( page no longer available , search in web archives: published - discovered - publisher: Der Igel-Verlag in Oldenburg ). Press release of the Literature Office of the City of Oldenburg (Oldb) from May 2, 2001. (Accessed December 5, 2010.)@1@ 2Template: Toter Link / www.oldenburg.de
  3. ^ Igel Verlag now under the direction of Johanna Seegers . In: Börsenblatt dated September 13, 2007. (Accessed December 6, 2010.)