About Ikaros Publishing

Ikaros Publishing was founded in 1943. In 2023 we celebrated 80 years of continuous publishing presence. We are the exclusive publisher of the two Greek Nobel laureates in Literature, George Seferis and Odysseus Elytis. Throughout the first years Ikaros mainly specialized in Greek poetry. Collectable -now- editions of the utmost esthetics and quality adorned with the work (sketches, paintings, engravings) of renowned Greek artists that set an unprecedented standard in Greek publishing. Besides the works of the two Noble Prize recipients our catalogue includes the works of other major Greek poets, writers and thinkers of the current and previous century, like C. P. Cavafy, Dionissios Solomos, Angelos Sikelianos, Nikos Karouzos, Nikos Eggonopoulos, Kiki Dimoula, and many others. Since the founding years the company has embraced change and expanded its catalogue to meet the demands of the dynamic, everchanging world of publishing.

Classical authors of Ikaros Publishing.

In 2008 we inaugurated our successful Graphic Novel series by publishing the iconic "Logicomix" by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou (illustrated by Alecos Papadatos and Annie Di Donna), which went on to become a New York Times #1 Bestseller and has since been translated to more than 20 languages.

In 2011 we successfully launched our children’s book list, focusing on quality picture books with outstanding illustrations. Authors and illustrators from Greece and the world include Alexis Kyritsopoulos, Antonis Papatheodoulou, Eftychia Giannaki, Iris Samartzi, Axel Scheffler, Oliver Jeffers, Paddy Donnelly, Benji Davies, Rocio Bonilla, Rosalind Beardshaw and many others. Our selected titles have received many prizes and awards.

In 2013 we launched our modern foreign literature catalogue which over the years has grown in titles and prestige and has fascinated thousands of readers. Authors published so far include George Saunders, Sebastian Barry, Georgi Gospodinov, Fabio Stassi, Colm Tόibín, Vila-Matas, Hannah Kent, Colson Whitehead, Sara Mesa, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Gianfranco Calligarich, and many others. Please click here for the complete foreign fiction catalogue.

Covers of childrens' books of Ikaros Publishing.

Contact Information

Foreign Rights

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