Argo is a major Czech publisher, renowned for its vast list of literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry, as well as trade and mass market fiction.
Since 1992, books from Argo have won extraordinary acclaim, including numerous Czech and international awards. Our ability to combine literary excellence with commercial success brings us to the fore of the Czech Republic’s publishing market.
Translations make up approximately seventy per cent of our titles. We publish such present-day literary stars as Orhan Pamuk, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leïla Slimani, Margaret Atwood, Peter Høeg and Roberto Bolaño, alongside classics by James Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, George Orwell, Jorge Luis Borges, Herman Hesse, Franz Kafka, Jack Kerouac and more.
We pay special attention to contemporary fiction in English, continually introducing British and American writers like Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, Hilary Mantel, Donna Tartt, Michael Chabon, Edward St Aubyn, Sarah Waters and David Sedaris.
From History to Humanities to Physics and Astronomy, we publish several series of non-fiction books, by authors including Madeleine Albright, Michelle Obama, Niall Ferguson, E. H. Gombrich, Jacques Le Goff, Naomi Klein and Stephen Hawking.
A substantial part of our catalogue consists of bestselling works, encompassing books from Dan Brown, Khaled Hosseini, Paulo Coelho, G. R. R. Martin, Philip Pullman and Umberto Eco.
Among Argo’s quickly expanding genre segments are: science fiction and fantasy, along the lines of J. R. R. Tolkien, Philip K. Dick, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman and Jeff VanderMeer; children’s and young adults’ books by writers such as David Walliams and Markus Zusak; and comics, for instance by Alan Moore, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius.