Fama is an independent publishing house founded in 1992 by Maria Koeva and Igor Shemtov. Its name is associated with high literary fiction, meant mostly for connoisseurs of both ancient and modern classics and key authors of world letters, as well as contemporary writers. Fama has both Bulgarian and foreign authors on its production list, writers working in all genres.
Among the authors published by Fama are James Joyce, Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus, George Orwell, Mikhail Bulgakov, Evelyn Waugh, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Gore Vidal, Boris Vian, Eugene Ionesco, Oscar Wilde, Charles Bukowski, Vladimir Nabokov, Norman Mailer, Henry Miller, Franz Kafka, Graham Greene, Raymond Queneau, Jorge Luis Borges, Thomas De Quincey, Andre Malraux, Alberto Moravia, Camillo Jose Cela, Paul Theroux, Martin Amis, Max Frisch, W. Somerset Maugham, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jean Cocteau, Andre Breton, Guillaume Apollinaire, William Burroughs, Henry James, etc.
Fama production list is organized in several series – Classics, Golden Classics, Hexagon – modern classics, Laurels – aphorisms by the greatest thinkers of humanity, Poetry, New Bulgarian Fiction.
The Fama catalogue comprises more than 500 titles.