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15 April 2021

Markus Naegele

Markus Naegele is Editor-in-Chief in the paperback department at Heyne Verlag, part of Random House Germany. Heyne is one of the biggest publishing houses in Germany with international bestselling authors like Stephen King, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, Robert Harris, Stieg Larsson and many more.

He is also in charge of the label Heyne Hardcore, which he started in 2005. The Heyne Hardcore list features edgy, cultish unconventional books - both fiction and non-fiction, hardback and paperback. It ranges from hardboiled crime (for example David Peace, Jim Thompson, Roger Smith), more upmarket erotic books (the new Sasha Grey novel, Jenna Jameson's memoir or the Timothy Greenfield-Sander's book XXX - 30 porn star portraits), rock'n'roll memoirs (The Clash, Iggy Pop, Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Beth Ditto, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, John Robb: Punk Rock among others) to literary underground books (Irvine Welsh, Hunter S. Thompson, Kevin Smith, John Niven, Douglas Coupland). Heyne Hardcore also publishes non-fiction books on Pablo Escobar, El Chapo (the Mexican drug war) and Howard Mark's classic Mr. Nice.

At Heyne he also handles the big mainstream music books like the Keith Richards memoir, the Metallica So what? book, Rod Stewart's memoir, and biographies like Tom Waits, Eminem and lots more.

Markus has a background in the music business, playing in bands, doing an indie label, editing a music magazine, working in management and booking.

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