Kunstanstifter Publishing House was founded in 2006 by Suse and Niklas Thierfelder in Mannheim. Together, we decided on a daring venture – publishing illustrated books apart from the mainstream, art that charts new frontiers, fresh and provoking, smart and masterly crafted. Our vision grew into an award-winning, independent publishing house. Kunstanstifter titles are hybrids of literature and art, for children and grown-up readers alike, often beyond established categories.While we privilege the art of illustration. At their best, text and image enhance each other for an aesthetic unity.
Kunstanstifter’s list is characterized by a novel blend of young talents, innovative voices, classical and contemporary authors of diverse cultural backgrounds. In the last few years, numerous and prestigious awards have confirmed our strategy – the German Design Award, the Joseph-Binder-Award in Gold, the German-French Youth Literature Prize,the Serafina – a young talent award, and last but not least, the award of the German Youth Literature Prize.
Kunstanstifter’s list is characterized by a novel blend of young talents, innovative voices, classical and contemporary authors of diverse cultural backgrounds. We publish eight to ten titles per year, and choose from all genres including short stories, tales, cooking and travel books.
The illustrations and distinctive book features are an essential. We work with FSC-certified printers in the region and produce climate-neutrally using eco-friendly colors, paper, and processing.
Igor is a special dog. If you take the time to listen to old polka records with him you will be rewarded with stories from his past. For Igor was a hero in Poland at that time. Little Ola knows this. As soon as the needle begins scratching the record, Igor’s blood begins to surge through his veins. And then, sitting in a wingback chair, the two of them travel through a story of casseroles and sauerkraut, tightrope dancers as tender as turkey schnitzels, Russian recorder players, ... .
Madam Fafu loves insects! And she loves telling stories about a lady who can turn herself into her favourite creatures using special insect sprays. One day, she finds a ladybird on her desk. On the very same day she had told a story about a metamorphosis into this very insect. Can that be a coincidence?There are stories within the story within the story … But it is left up to the reader’s fantasy to determine what might be true.
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