Ariadne Press was established in 1988 with the premise that Austrian literature is unique and deserves its own identity within the framework of German literature. Its aim is to spread the idea of an Austrian image to wider public awareness by making literature available to the reading public in general. Even highly recognized authors in Austria and Germany are often virtually unknown in the United States.
Ariadne Press specializes in translations of established and new authors; biographies and autobiographies; as well as scholarly works that provide a larger context and help make the major figures of Austrian literature from the 19th and 20th centuries accessible to an English-Speaking audience. It wishes to retain the level of a university press in terms of quality of literature and translation but at the same time provide readers at large with names and ideas they never would have encountered.