More about Penguin General
Our aim as a division is closely aligned to that of Penguin’s founder, Allen Lane: to publish good books for everyone. We are a broad church for anyone who is culturally inquisitive. Our publishing incorporates bestsellers and prize-winners, books of quality written for a wide audience. Our books can be scholarly, but they are always accessible; they may be literary but also inclusive. Our authors are storytellers from all over the globe, and our simple mission is to connect them with a large and appreciative readership.
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We publish prize-winning novelists and top 10 bestsellers; we embrace traditionalists and mould-breakers; we welcome authors from all over the world: giants of the literary firmament and new voices breaking out for the first time. We are home to experts who are great communicators of ideas: historians, economists, philosophers, business leaders, scientists and to people who are known for their achievements on the sports field, in the kitchen, or on stage.
Meet our Authors
Penguin General publishes the widest possible range of literary fiction and non-fiction. Our fiction list includes John le Carré, Nick Hornby, Colm Tóibín, Elif Shafak, William Trevor, Nina Stibbe, Jonathan Coe and Joshua Ferris. In non-fiction, the range covers current affairs, history, biography, memoir, narrative non-fiction, science, music and sport. Our authors include Antony Beevor, Clare Balding, Mark Bostridge, Claire Tomalin and Jonathan Dimbleby.
RECENT PENGUIN GENERAL NEWS
18-01-2017On Tuesday the finalists or the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced with Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing being awarded the John Leonard Prize, which was established to recognise outstanding first books in any genre.Read more »
23-11-2016The shortlist for the 2016 Costa Book Awards was announced yesterday on BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme, with five Penguin Random House titles included.Read more »
22-11-2016Sir William Trevor passed away on 20 November 2016. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his wife Jane and their two sons, Patrick and Dominic.Read more »
The Face of Britain by Simon Schama
A portrait opens a window into a person's life: who they were and wanted to be, who the artist saw – and how everyone else looked on.
From the divine paintings of Elizabeth I to the iconic photograph of 'bulldog' Churchill; from Victorian portraits of dead children to Hockney’s of his elderly parents; from anonymous workers to the artists themselves, Simon Schama uses a stunning and surprising array of images to tell the story of the British from the Tudors to the present day. He will change the way we see Britain and each other.