Cossee International Agency is part of Cossee Publishers, an independent publishing house located at the Amstelveld in Amsterdam. The publishing house was founded in autumn 2001 and the first books were published in the spring of 2002. Cossee publishes Dutch and translated fiction and non-fiction. With their selected list, the carefully edited and beautifully designed editions Cossee wants to give their authors the best possible platform and a growing readership.

At CIA we work hard to give books that we are passionate about the possibility to travel around the world: Books from Cossee authors as well as our favourite picks from other independent publishers, such as Das Mag, Pluim and Van Oorschot. We handle translation rights, film rights and theatre rights for the authors you'll find listed here.

The CIA team comprises Christoph Buchwald and Eva Cossée, the publishers of Uitgeverij Cossee. The department is managed by Stella RieckElaine Michon handles film and theatre rights.

For more information on the publishing house (in Dutch), visit Cossee.com



Rediscovered Classics

We’re proud to present our new and comprehensive Rediscovered Classics brochure, which includes works by the wonderful Bea Vianen, Dola de Jong, Henriette Roosenburg, Josepha Mendels, A.H. Nijhoff, Ida Simons and Loekie Zvonik, many of which have been translated widely.

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Spring Highlights 2023

We’re excited for this year’s spring fairs and looking forward to presenting a truly wonderful list of fiction, including Ananda Serné’s stunning debut Night Bloomers. The non-fiction list includes Jutta Chorus’ Alma’s Daughters, and Nadia de Vries’ Hypochondriac. We highly recommend having a look!

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Fall Highlights 2022

We are happy to present our latest selection for this year's fall season with several wonderful debuts, two non-fiction highlights by Eva Meijer and Milo van Bokkum and two stunning rediscoveries by A. Alberts and Bea Vianen. Enjoy!

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Fall Highlights 2021

Fall is underway and with it our brand-new Cossee International Agency rights list! Next to strong titles from earlier this year, you will find a tremendous selection of newcomers in the fiction department, like Ilse Josepha Lazarom's Duet or Eva Coolen's Regeneration. With Bea Vianen's Suriname, I am, we also proudly present our new rediscovered classic.

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Spring Highlights 2021

The sun is out and we are happy to present a wonderful spring catalogue full of great titles. Alongside our very own Lot Vekemans, with The Missing, we introduce Lize Spit’s new novel I’m Not Here, as well as Sofie Lakmaker’s debut The History of my Sexuality. There is also some fantastic non-fiction including Daniël Verlaan’s I Know Your Password, and Bregje Hofstede’s deep dive into the science of sleep, Catching Sleep

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Fall Highlights 2020

It is a fall full of fantastic books at Cossee with two strong new fiction titles on the list, Lot Vekemans The missing and Jente Posthuma’s Things I’d rather not think about. There is wonderful non-fiction by Gebrand Bakker, A. F. van Ravesteijn and Jacqueline van Maarsen. 

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Spring Highlights 2020

We are happy to say that once again, we have a spring catalogue full of varied titles to present to you, including the quirky debut A Good Night’s Sleep by Peter Buurman and the inspiring memoir The Walls Came Tumbling Down by resistance fighter Henriette Roosenburg. Click through to have a look at contemporary fiction and non-fiction, and two great picks from our classics list.

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Rediscovered Classics 2020

Our updated list of classics titles displays some of the finest writing from Dutch female authors of the last century. See for example Who was the Hatter? by Loekie Zvonik, which reminds of the tragic story of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Or Marianne Philips’ truly gripping The Confession, which will be published in German by Diogenes later this year. A catalogue full of intriguing women with clear, distinct voices, who have been translated around the world.

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Frankfurt Highlights 2019

The Frankfurt Book Fair is around the corner, and once again we are taking some literary gems with us. Take a look at this year's folder, which includes the latest novel by prolific Dutch author Hanna Bervoets, the heart-wrenching Julian by Fleur Pierets, and the rediscovered classic The Walls Came Tumbling Down, written by resistance fighter Henriette Roosenburg.

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Summer Catalogue 2019

Some tips for excellent summer reads, including wonderful translated literature such as Sal by Mick Kitson, Soul Brother by David Diop, and Angel of Oblivion by Maja Haderlap.

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To support Dutch literature beyond our borders, translation grants can be obtained through the Dutch Foundation for Literature. For more information visit: https://www.letterenfonds.nl.