Since its founding in 1983, Alexander Verlag Berlin has focused on theater and film literature. The program includes autobiographies (among others Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel, Valeska Gert, Michael Caine), interview volumes (e.g. Michael Haneke, Aki Kaurismäki, Sasha Waltz, Claude Sautet, Frank Castorf), artists' texts (among others Peter Brook, Andrej Tarkowski, Heiner Müller, Gottfried Benn, Walter Benjamin) and practice-oriented reference books (e.g. Susan Batson, Ivana Chubbuck, Lee Strasberg, Robert McKee, David Mamet). The publishing house is also dedicated to the (re)discovery of forgotten authors - also in the field of literature: The nine-volume edition of Jörg Fauser's works was completed with the 1600-page volume "Der Strand der Städte"; since 2002, the 25-volume Ross-Thomas-edition has been published in newly translated and, for the first time, complete volumes. Most recently, books by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet were published in collaboration with translator Elisabeth Edl. Contributions to cultural and contemporary critical debates are published regularly (e.g. on the topic of colonialism with texts by Chinua Achebe, Aimé Césaire, Sven Lindqvist); a new series ("Postdramatic Theater in Portraits") documents the history of independent and postdramatic theater in German-speaking countries for the first time in the form of artist biographies (among others Gob Squad, She She Pop, Rimini Protokoll). The 36-hour audio collection "HEINER MÜLLER MP3" was awarded with the "German Audiobook Prize 2012"; the publishing house with the "German Publishing Prize 2019" and the "Kurt-Wolff-Prize 2023".