Skip to main content

The network for trade,
training and development 

19 April 2021

Peter Hammans

Peter Hammans studied English and American Literature, Philosophy and Political Science, a PhD in Political Philosophy, and originally planned for an academic career. Instead he took a liking to the more diverse world of book publishing where he has built a career for the last 30 years. He has been with Droemer Knaur, one of Germany's leading publishing houses for popular fiction and non-fiction, for nearly 20 years now, currently as a senior editor mainly focusing on international crime fiction. Among the authors Peter has published in Germany are such prize-winning and bestselling masters of the genre as Linwood Barclay, Michael Connelly, Reginald Hill, John Katzenbach, Val McDermid, David Morrell, Steve Mosby, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, but also authors from Scandinavia, other European countries and his native Germany.