Matthes & Seitz, Germany 马特斯 & 塞茨出版社
哲学 | 自然博物 | 艺术和文化研究 | 政治理论
Philosophy | Nature | Art | Politics | Society | Biography
马特斯 & 塞茨出版社于2004年在柏林成立，目前每年会有约80本文学和纪实文学类的新书推出。在内容丰富的人文领域纪实文学的出版项目中，哲学、政治理论、艺术和文化研究方向往往被视作重点，其中也涌现了大量获奖作家，例如在2016年以关于格奥尔格•福斯特的作品赢得了莱比锡图书奖的戈德施坦、兰纳或是格林策等。
Matthes & Seitz is also now representing the world rights of two international authors: The French cult science-fiction author Alain DAMASIO and his two iconic novels (The Horde of the Counterwind, 500.000 copies sold, and The Furtives, 300.000 copies sold) and the American novelist Emily SEGAL with her first novel Mercury Retrograde (New York Times New and Notable Book 2020).
The fiction list includes contemporary authors from Germany, like Frank Witzel (winner of the German Book Prize 2015), Anne Weber (winner of the German Book Prize 2020), Esther Kinsky, Angela Steidele, Philip Schönthaler, and Joshua Groß. Matthes & Seitz Berlin is not only known for German literature, but also for the translations of contemporary and classic French literature like Antonin Artaud, Emmanuel Carrère, Céline Minard and Éric Vuillard, the winner of the Prix Goncourt 2017. Among the strong list of Russian literature you find Warlam Schalamow, Iliazd, Alexander Ilitchevski and Alexander Goldstein.
Non-fiction has always had a central place in Matthes & Seitz‘s program, especially philosophy, political theory, and art and cultural studies. Translations from the French and English play a large part, as do prominent German authors like Jürgen Goldstein (winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2016). The series Fröhliche Wissenschaft (The Joyful Wisdom), with its short essays, is a prominent stage for presenting audacious new philosophers. Its authors, who include Byung-chul Han and Marcus Steinweg, have been translated into numerous languages.
In 2013 Matthes & Seitz Berlin established a new cornerstone in its program with the series Naturkunden (Natural Sciences), which publishes books whose design matches nature‘s beauty, bringing nature writing, movement, space, ecology, and humanity into focus. In order to stimulate German literary voices writing about nature Matthes & Seitz Berlin donates the „German Price for Nature Writing“.
In 2020 Matthes & Seitz Berlin has taken over two other publishing houses as imprints: Friedenauer Presse, founded in 1963 and specialized in Russian literature, and the academic press August Verlag, founded in 2009.