Gorgona: The Ideas Refinery

Gorgona Books is a small, family-run publishing house, established in 2011 in Prague, Czechia. We specialize in short-run printed speculative fiction with a twist. Whenever we come across an unconventional, intelligent, quirky book that pushes the boundaries of genre, we might publish it sooner or later.

Names on Gorgona’s list include winners of several national and international prizes, including an EU Prize for Literature laureate, Nataša Kramberger (Slovenia), or an acclaimed war novelist, Josip Mlakić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), to name a few. We are also really proud of the translation of a collection of Southeast Asian steampunk short stories.

The roster of praised Czech writers under Gorgona’s wings is expanding, too. Opening up new markets for Czech authors and seeing their works released internationally is another core ambition of ours. That’s why Gorgona is offering foreign rights as well.

To make our book covers truly eye-catching, Gorgona cooperates with top illustrators and artists from around the world. In fact, Gorgona introduced a number of cutting-edge methods for cover finishing as the first publisher in Czechia. Not that anyone cares, but we enjoy trying new things.

Do you know about an interesting project worth publishing? Please get in touch with us and let’s talk details!