Stork Press is an independent publishing house based in London dedicated to new writing from Central and Eastern Europe and selected exceptional authors in English.

Why Central and Eastern Europe?

Central and Eastern Europe has given us some of the most exciting voices in literature: Franz Kafka, Imre Kertész, Wisława Szymborska, Milan Kundera, Czesław Miłosz, Herta Műller, Eugène Ionesco, Bohumil Hrabal, Ismail Kadare, Stanisław Lem. Can you imagine what literature would be like without them? Discovering some outstanding new voices is like falling in love with fictional worlds we never thought existed. For us Central & Eastern European literature is full of undiscovered gems which we want to bring to the world.

Our vision

We believe that the publishing world is not adequately serving non-native English speakers, and those writing in Eastern European languages, so we aim to offer these writers the support and advice they need.

Why Stork?

Our logo shows a White Stork – one of the most beautiful birds you can see in Central and Eastern Europe. There are more than 50,000 pairs of White Storks breeding in Poland, one of the largest populations in this part of Europe. The stork is the symbol of happiness and prosperity, and we all know storks bring children to new parents. We hope that our stork will bring you many happy moments with our books!

What others say about us

‘[A]nother publisher of merit is Stork Press who specialise in translating exceptional new writing from Central and Eastern Europe. I was impressed with the two titles I’ve read: A.M. Bakalar’s Madame Mephisto, a darkly-comic account of a Polish immigrant’s experiences in London and Petra Procházková’s assured debut, Freshta, a bitter-sweet hymn to Afghanistan told from an outsider’s perspective.’ Lucy Popescu, Huffington Post

‘It’s appropriate that The Finno-Ugrian Vampire should be published by a new imprint, Stork Press, dedicated to championing “Central and Eastern European” writers to the British public (their debut line-up is two Poles, a Czech and Noémi Szécsi).’ Tibor Fischer, Saturday Guardian

‘Stork Press seem to have a knack of picking out entertaining, readable books and I am already looking forward to seeing what they will do next’ A Discount Ticket to Everywhere

‘Their enthusiasm was infectious’ Little Words

‘A fascinating catalogue…I look forward to more from Stork!’ To Be Read


We support independent bookstores and we are happy to organise an event with one of our authors. Please contact joanna@storkpress.co.uk to discuss your needs and how we can help you to sell more books.