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.



Spring Highlights 2020

We are happy to say that once again, we have a spring catalogue full of varied titles to present to you, including the quirky debut A Good Night’s Sleep by Peter Buurman and the inspiring memoir The Walls Came Tumbling Down by resistance fighter Henriette Roosenburg. Click through to have a look at contemporary fiction and non-fiction, and two great picks from our classics list.

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Rediscovered Classics 2020

Our updated list of classics titles displays some of the finest writing from Dutch female authors of the last century. See for example Who was the Hatter? by Loekie Zvonik, which reminds of the tragic story of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Or Marianne Philips’ truly gripping The Confession, which will be published in German by Diogenes later this year. A catalogue full of intriguing women with clear, distinct voices, who have been translated around the world.

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Frankfurt Highlights 2019

The Frankfurt Book Fair is around the corner, and once again we are taking some literary gems with us. Take a look at this year's folder, which includes the latest novel by prolific Dutch author Hanna Bervoets, the heart-wrenching Julian by Fleur Pierets, and the rediscovered classic The Walls Came Tumbling Down, written by resistance fighter Henriette Roosenburg.

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Summer Catalogue 2019

Some tips for excellent summer reads, including wonderful translated literature such as Sal by Mick Kitson, Soul Brother by David Diop, and Angel of Oblivion by Maja Haderlap.

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London Bookfair Highlights 2019

We are on our way to London, and happy to bring a varied and exciting selection of books in our suitcases: amongst which the new novel by Eva Meijer, Forwards, Saskia de Coster’s Nightparents, a new Van Oord and Van Mersbergen, and a great selection of non-fiction, including 1942 by Herman van Goethem.  

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Spring Catalogue 2019

2019 has only just begun, but our reading list is already growing. Here’s a peak at Cossee’s spring catalogue with new titles by acclaimed authors Jan van Mersbergen and Eva Meijer, two fantastic classics by Marianne Philips, and the monumental 1942 by Herman van Goethem.

In translation we are thrilled to be publishing amongst others works by Kristine Bilkau, Barbara Zoeke and Pia Pera.

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