Cossee is an independent publishing house located at the Amstelveld, the most beautiful square in Amsterdam. The publishing house was founded in autumn 2001 and the first books were published in the spring of 2002. Cossee publishes Dutch and translated fiction and non-fiction. With their selected list, the carefully edited and beautifully designed editions Cossee wants to give their authors the best possible platform and a growing readership.



Frankfurt Highlights 2018

Cossee is ready for the Frankfurt Book Fair and more than happy to share this year’s selection with you: included are new novels by Saskia Goldschmidt and Bregje Hofstede, a debut by Dorothée Albers, a philosophical essay on depression by Eva Meijer, and the Climate Paradox by Peter van Druenen. Also included is a fantastic addition to the classics list, A.H. Nijhoff’s Two Girls and I.

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Fall Catalogue 2018

Despite the abundance of sunny days, we are already excited about the upcoming fall, which will see the publication of the new novel by Lodewijk van Oord No one is from here, and a brilliant new essay on depression by Eva Meijer. There will also be a photo-book on J.M Coetzee!

In translation Cossee will be publishing András Forgách’s No live files remain, another David Garnett as well as Crusoe’s Daughter by Jane Gardam.

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Summer Catalogue 2018

With summer in full swing, we have a number of titles not to be missed on the reading list: the highly anticipated new novel by Saskia Goldschmidt, Dorothée Albers' debut A mariner's grave for a short story and Peter van Druenen's essay The climate paradox.  

Not to forget Bernhard Schlink's Olga, Milena Michiko Flašar's new novel on Mr. Kato, as well as a short story collection by Hans Fallada, which we will publish in translation.

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Rediscovered Classics 2018

With the London Book Fair around the corner, we are excited to share our "Rediscovered Classics" list. Including successful authors such as Dola de Jong and Ida Simons as well as two new rediscoveries: Loekie Zvonik's Who was the hatter? and A.H. Nijhoff's Two Girls and I

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Spring Highlights 2018

Our fabulous fiction and non-fiction list for this year's spring fairs includes amongst others: Jonathan Robijn's intriguing Congo Blues, a Belgian debut by Astrid Panis, Peter Zantingh's new novel After Mattias, the fascinating Allah in Europe by Jan Leyers and the latest Gerbrand Bakker! 

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Spring Catalogue 2018

Spring is around the corner and here at Cossee we are already looking forward to the upcoming publications: the new Gerbrand Bakker What About Nature?, a Belgian debut by Astrid Panis, a rediscovered classic by A.H. Nijhoff, Two Girls and I, the latest Mark Boog, an autobiography by Jacques Wallage and the astonishing tale of Herr Rabenstein.

Furthermore, we are happy to be publishing amongst others David Garnett, Francesca Melandri and Husch Josten in translation.

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Non-Fiction Highlights 2017

In 2017, a number of thought-provoking non-fiction titles saw the light at Cossee Publishers. We are thus happy to share the highlights of the past year with you, including the international rights success Animal Languages by Eva Meijer, the newest writing by Marjolijn van Heemstra and an essay collection by the eminent China correspondent Eefje Rammeloo.    

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Frankfurt Highlights 2017

The Frankfurt Bookfair is coming up and we cannot wait to share our amazing Frankfurt titles of 2017 with you!

We are especially excited about Jonathan Robijn’s Congo Blues, Marjolijn van Heemstra’s And his name is, and Eva Meijer’s fiction and non-fiction titles on animal rights! Also new this year the latest Rinus Spruit as well as the new Charlotte Mutsaers' Harness of Hansaplast.

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Fall Catalogue 2017

Our Cossee fall catalogue has arrived hot from the press!

We are very much looking forward to: Jonathan Robijn's intriguing novel - Congo Blues, Eva Meijer's inspiring non-fiction work - Political Animals, Anna van Suchtelen's family history Versailles at the Schelde, a classic from Belgium Who was the Hatmaker? by Loekie Zvonik, poetry by Andreas Oosthoek, as well as Katja Reichenfeld's work on Charlotte Salomon Inspired by Berlin.

As always there will be fantastic translated works including the second title of the Jane Gardam trilogy, The Secret Life of Henri Pick by David Foenkinos and The Ordinary Virtues by Michael Ignatieff.

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Summer Highlights 2017

Have a look at the newest selection of summer reads from our rights list!

Featuring two books by creative multi-talent Marjolijn van Heemstra, a second rediscovered classic by Josepha Mendels as well as the newest novel by Russian/Flemish writer Aleksandr Skorobogatov!

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To support Dutch literature beyond our borders, translation grants can be obtained through the Dutch Foundation for Literature. For more information visit: http://www.letterenfonds.nl.