Harvill Secker is an imprint of Random House. The Random House Group is one of the largest general book publishing companies in the UK. The Group is based in London and has subsidiary companies in Australia, New Zealand and India, with a joint venture in South Africa called Random House Struik. The Random House Group distribution business services its own imprints as well as 60 other UK publishers. The publishing group is an independently managed subsidiary of Random House Inc. in the US, the trade book publishing division of Bertelsmann AG - one of the world’s largest and most diversified integrated media companies. Harvill Secker’s backlist includes works by the German authors Julia Franck and Walter Moers.