A successor has been found after the surprising announcement that Florian Illies will step down from his position at the head of the Hamburg publishing house in autumn 2020. Again Rowohlt publishing house announced, Nicola Bartels will take over the publishing management by July 1st of this year at the latest. Previously, she was responsible for the Penguin, Blanvalet and cbj publishers of the Random House publishing group.
"I'm really looking forward to Rowohlt," said Bartels in a press release. "First because of this
House an exceptional tradition and a program of the whole
excellent quality and strength, many of them
Writers that I've been reading and reading for a long time
pursue – with great pleasure. "In addition, the new task offers her the opportunity to devote herself again more to programming and authoring.
Bartels worked as a lecturer, then as a program manager for fiction and non-fiction at Bastei Lübbe. In 2009 she moved to Random House in Munich. In 2014 she was appointed to the management team of the publishing group. Your new employer, Rowohlt Verlag, belongs to the Holtzbrinck publishing group, as does DIE ZEIT and ZEIT ONLINE. Bartels' predecessor Florian Illies announced a few days ago that he would be leaving Rowohlt as a publisher after just over a year. He would like to devote himself more to writing and will continue to be a member of the editorial board of ZEIT.