The Luchterhand Literaturverlag is a German publisher of contemporary literature based in Munich. It was founded in 1924 and was acquired by Random House in 2001. Luchterhand is considered one of the most prestigious publishers in Germany. Publications include literature from Günter Grass and Christa Wolf and many others.
In 1924, Hermann Karl Wilhelm Luchterhand founded Luchterhand publisher in Berlin, dedicated to taxation and law. He then published an information pamphlet on taxation, which added to the earlier publications of forms and manuals for the payroll office. In 1934, he appointed Eduard Reifferscheid as managing partner. In 1936 Luchterhand went back to his private life. The reasons of Hermann Luchterhands withdrawal are still unknown. After the end of World War II, the companies headquarters moved during the reconstruction from Berlin to Neuwied. Where Alfred Andersch, along with many others, participated with his magazine articles and drawings to create an additional literary program. The first literary publications appeared in 1954.
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