About Us

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.

Argo books have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous literary awards, both Czech and international. Due to our books’ success and quality, Argo has become the trend-setter and the market leader in the Czech Republic, combining literary excellence with commercial success.

Specializing in translated literature (translations make up approximately 70 per cent of our titles), Argo publishes such present-day literary stars as Orhan Pamuk, Kazuo Ishiguro, Leïla Slimani, Margaret Atwood, Peter Høeg, Roberto Bolaño, as well as timeless classics, such as James Joyce, Flannery O’Connor, George Orwell, Jorge Luis Borges, Herman Hesse, Franz Kafka, Jack Kerouac etc.

We pay special attention to contemporary fiction in English, continually introducing such British and American authors as Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon, Hilary Mantel, Donna Tartt, Michael Chabon, Edward St Aubyn, Sarah Waters, David Sedaris etc.


We publish several series of non-fiction books, ranging from history to humanities to astronomy and physics, with authors including Madeleine Albright, Michelle Obama, Niall Ferguson, E. H. Gombrich, Jacques Le Goff, Naomi Klein or Stephen Hawking.

A substantial part of our catalogue is created by bestselling authors, such as Dan Brown, Khaled Hosseini, Paulo Coelho, G. R. R. Martin, Philip Pullman and Umberto Eco.

Among our fastest-growing segments are science fiction and fantasy, with authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Philip K. Dick, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman or Jeff VanderMeer, comics (Alan Moore, Alejandro Jodorowsky and Moebius) as well as children’s and young adults’ books (David Walliams, Markus Zusak).

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