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Simona Herzig


Position: Head of Children’s Books Editor

Website: Loewe Verlag

Location: Bindlach, Germany

Simona Herzig’s passion for contemporary art and literature ran through her studies in English Literature and Fashion Design. After graduating, she gained practical experience in regional publishing houses and the book trade. At the beginning of 2017, Simona joined Loewe as an editor, where she edited and managed the children’s book program for readers aged 5 to 11. In 2019, she took over the role of team leader for children’s fiction. She works with many well-known and successful German authors and is always on the lookout for exciting international children’s books. Special projects close to her heart are the fantasy bestseller White Fox by Chinese author Jiatong Chen and the captivating standalone Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave.

Loewe is among the four biggest children’s and YA publishers in Germany, but is still family owned. They are experienced and successful in publishing series both for younger and older children, and publish across a wide range from board books to YA titles for all ages. They are the German publisher of the Skulduggery Pleasant series as well as the Grumpy Monkey titles. Recently they have introduced new imprints: Loewe Graphix (a graphic novel program with titles such as the Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman; The Magic Tree House series; and graphic novels by Raina Telgemeier and Debbie Tung); Loewe Wow (with series like Real Pigeons, The Underdogs; or Dav Pilkey’s Dragon) and Loewe Intense (a New Adult romance program).

Which books do you wish you had published?

Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes; Inkheart by Cornelia Funke; Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.

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