Onufri Publishing House
Founded1992
FounderBujar Hudhri
Country of originAlbania
Headquarters locationRruga S. Gabrani
Tirana, Albania
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsMinerva
No. of employees21 (as of November, 2012)
Official websitewww.onufri.com

Onufri Publishing House is an independent Albanian publishing house with its centre in Tirana, Albania and a branch office in Pristina. It was founded in 1992 and is regarded as of the leading publishers of classics and scholarly works in Albanian. It also publishes works by foreign authors and scholars in Italian and English. In Albanian the publishing house is known as Shtëpia Botuese Onufri or Onufri Botime (named after the 16th century painter Onufri). The publishing house's founder and current CEO is Bujar Hudhri.

History

In 1992 Bujar Hudhri founded Onufri soon after the fall of communism with a vision to continue the promulgation of Albanian culture at a time of Albania's history when its population had become infatuated with foreign works.[1]

Ismail Kadare on Onufri Publishing House in Albanian

In 1996 Albanian author Ismail Kadare stated that he had chosen Onufri exclusively for all his works published in Albanian because of Onufri's seriousness, idealism, and lack of "greed for profit that has, unfortunately, become frequent in ... Eastern European countries."[2]

In 2008 and 2010 Onufri was awarded the Lumo Skëndo Bibliophilia prize by the National Library of Albania and Albanian Ministry of Cultural Affairs.[3][4]

In 2012 Onufri launched its Minerva imprint for the publication of general interest books.

Titles

Significant titles published by Onufri include:

References

  1. ^ Padgett, Ron. Albanian Diary. Great Barrington, MA: The Figures, 1995. p. 5.
  2. ^ "Katalogu i Vepres se plote te Ismail Kadare nga Botime Onufri". Scribd.
  3. ^ "Shqiptarja.com - Botuesve "Onufri" e "Toena" u jepet çmimi "Lumo Skëndo"". Archived from the original on 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2012-11-21.
  4. ^ "MAPO". Archived from the original on 2012-11-18. Retrieved 2012-11-21.