The Albrecht Knaus Verlag is a German publisher of fiction and nonfiction based in Munich. It was founded in 1978 and is now part of the Random House publishing group. The publisher became known mainly through the works of Walter Kempowski.
Albrecht Knaus was editor at Piper Verlag and publishing director at Hoffmann und Campe. In 1978 he founded, under his name, the Albrecht Knaus Verlag in Hamburg. The publishing house was registered on 18 January 1978 in the commercial register. The program of Albrecht Knaus consisted of fiction and nonfiction books in paperback. The publishing group Bertelsmann was responsible for production and distribution of books. The collaboration between the publisher and Bertelsmann was first viewed skeptically by colleagues. Albrecht Knaus, who was very aware of the direction he wanted to go, held his freedom as a publisher in contrary to the comments of critics. One of the first authors in Albrecht Knaus Verlag was Walter Kempowski, later came others, such as Manfred Bieler with Ewig und drei Tage, Hisako Matsubara with Abendkranich and Leni Riefenstahl with her biography.
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