Kiepenheuer & Witsch Verlag
Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch was founded in Cologne in 1949 by Gustav Kiepenheuer and Joseph Caspar Witsch, both publishers from the Eastern Zone. This house published Joseph Roth, Heinrich Böll and Erich Maria Remarque, and continues to publish leading contemporary German, Austrian and Swiss authors besides international authors in translation - for instance Uwe Timm, Gabriel García Márquez, Don DeLillo or John Banville. Non-fiction includes sociology, psychology, history and biography. In January 1999 the Holtzbrinck Group acquired a minority shareholding in the firm.