Lolli Editions is a European publisher based at the Barbican in London. We publish contemporary fiction that challenges existing ideas and breathes new life into the novel form. Our aim is to make available to English-speaking readers some of the most exciting European voices that speak to our shared culture in new and compelling ways.
Founded in 2018 by Denise R. Hansen and Oskar Kohnen, the press was launched under the auspices of Manifesta 12, the roving European Biennial of Contemporary Art which that year was held in Palermo, Sicily. The press takes its name from Stazione Lolli where it was based during the biennial, suggesting that literature might move readers from one state into another.
Antonio Lolli was an itinerant 18th-century composer who lived between Scandinavia, England, Russia and Italy. Transcending traditional, national “schools”, Lolli worked from the ethic that artistic thought, and the means through which it could express itself, should be the basis of art, rather than following the predetermined rules of a school.
Editor: Denise R. Hansen
Editorial Assistant: Susie Butler
Administration: Oskar Kohnen
Publishing Consultant: Matthew Howard
Art Direction: Ard – Chuard & Nørregaard