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Founded in 1931, Hamish Hamilton is one of Britain’s most distinguished literary lists. Now an integral part of Penguin, we provide a home for an exciting and eclectic group of authors, united by the distinctiveness and excellence of their writing.

 

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Founded in 1931, Hamish Hamilton is one of Britain’s most distinguished literary lists. Now an integral part of Penguin, it provides a home for an exciting and eclectic group of authors, united by the distinctiveness and excellence of their writing.

Our mission remains to publish the finest literary fiction and non-fiction from around the world, with a focus on writing that is original, essential, remarkable and lasting.

Publishing no more than 20 new titles a year, both fiction and non-fiction, and all points in between, Hamish Hamilton’s authors include Arundhtai Roy, Noam Chomsky, Zadie Smith, W.G. Sebald, Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid, Deborah Levy, Alain de Botton, Yiyun Li, Javier Marias, Susan Sontag, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lydia Davis, Robert Macfarlane, Kiran Desai, Marlon James, Pat Barker and Dave Eggers.

We also publish the literary magazine Five Dials, edited by Craig Taylor and launched in 2008. Back issues are archived and downloadable/printable for free at www.fivedials.com

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Simon Prosser

Publishing Director of Hamish Hamilton

I publish literary fiction and non-fiction, including nature writing, memoir, psychoanalysis, philosophy and geopolitics/ activism. My authors include Zadie Smith, Robert Macfarlane, Alain de Botton, Dave Eggers, Paul Murray, Noam Chomsky, Pat Barker and Ali Smith.

Meet our Authors

We publish no more than 20 new titles a year, both fiction and non-fiction, and all points in between. Authors include Arundhtai Roy, Noam Chomsky, Zadie Smith, W.G. Sebald, Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid, Deborah Levy, Alain de Botton, Yiyun Li, Javier Marias, Susan Sontag, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lydia Davis, Robert Macfarlane, Kiran Desai, Marlon James, Pat Barker and Dave Eggers.

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ZADIE SMITH  

Born in London in 1975, Zadie now lives in New York and teaches on the Creative Writing programme at NYU. Zadie won the Whitbread Prize for a First Novel for White Teeth, as well as the Overall Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. Recently she has been working on a selection of essays titled Feel Free, due for publication in August 2016.

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ALI SMITH

Born in Inverness in 1962, Ali’s works include Artful, There but for the, Hotel World, The Accidental and Girl Meets Boy. Ali won the 2014 Goldsmiths Prize, the 2014 Costa Novel Award and the 2015 BAILEYS Women’s Prize for Fiction for her most recent novel, How to be both.

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ROBERT MACFARLANE

A Fellow of Emmanuel College Cambridge, Robert has authored the award-winning Mountains of the Mind, The Wild Places and The Old Ways. Robert’s most recent work Landmarks delves into the relationship between language and landscape.                   

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PAT BARKER

Pat’s Regeneration trilogy focuses on the details of daily life during the First World War. Pat has an abiding interest in the issues of violence, ideals of innocence and goodness, class and sexuality. Her Life Class trilogy revisits the Great War and also moves into the Second World War, imagining how a generation was shaped by their experiences during the Blitz when, for the first time, war came home to Britain.

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ALAIN DE BOTTON

Examples of Alain’s works include Essays in Love, The Romantic Movement, Kiss and Tell, How Proust can Change your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel, Status Anxiety and, most recently, The Architecture of Happiness. Alain is currently working on his next novel, The Course of Love, which is due for publication in spring 2016. 

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