Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, the Spanish-language division of Penguin Random House, has acquired Barcelona-based publishing house Ediciones Salamandra from its owners, Sigrid Kraus and Pedro del Carril.
Salamandra, which was founded in 2000, has roots in Argentina, and was initially conceived as a Spanish subsidiary of Argentine publisher Emecé Editores. Its backlist covers works by many major international bestsellers, such as Andrea Camilleri, Jonathan Franzen, Jonas Jonasson, Margaret Atwood, Amor Towles, Jennifer Egan, Zadie Smith, and Yotam Ottolenghi. It is also the publisher of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series in Spain.
Salamandra's imprints, which include Narrativa, Black, Novela, Narrativa Joven, Blue, Ñ, Català, Fun & Food, Graphic, and Letras de Bolsillo, will continue to be run autonomously. Kraus will continue as publishing manager of Ediciones Salamandra, reporting to Núria Cabutí, CEO of Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial.
The acquisition follows PRH's purchases of Santillana Ediciones Generales in 2014 and Ediciones B in 2017.
"Penguin Random House strongly believes in the global growth potential of the Spanish-language market, and we very much look forward to bringing Ediciones Salamandra’s authors to an even wider readership," said Markus Dohle, worldwide CEO of Penguin Random House.