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We publish a focused list of the UK’s best-loved fiction and non-fiction authors from big brand names to bestselling debuts with passion, energy, creativity and teamwork right across the company.

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Transworld Publishers was founded as a paperback publishing house in 1950. We grew throughout the ’60s and ’70s, publishing such classics as Joseph Heller’s Catch 22, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita, Frederick Forsyth’s The Day of the Jackal and John Irving's The World According to Garp.

During the ’70’s and 80s, Transworld signed up a list of authors without equal. These included Jilly Cooper, Catherine Cookson and Terry Pratchett, each of whom have become household names and whose work we are still proud to publish. Our first hardback imprint, Bantam Press, published Stephen Hawking’s masterpiece A Brief History of Time.

Our literary hardback imprint, Doubleday, launched writing careers for, among others, Kate Atkinson and Joanne Harris. 

Other successes of the 1990s included John McCarthy and Jill Morrell’s autobiography Some Other Rainbow – the fastest-selling hardback ever at the time – and SAS hero Andy McNab’s unprecedented Bravo Two Zero.

Transworld Ireland was founded in 2008, dedicated to publishing the best of Irish fiction and non-fiction.

At Transworld we pride ourselves on nurturing long-running relationships with our authors including Dan Brown, Bill Bryson, Lee Child, Richard Dawkins, Ben Elton, Tess Gerritsen, Robert Goddard, Sophie Kinsella, Paul McKenna, Paul O’Grady, Val Wood.

And as well as continuing to build the careers of our household names, we are always looking for new talent that we can take to the widest possible audience. Recent successes include No. 1 bestsellers S.J. Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep, Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train.

Transworld Publishers People

At Transworld Publishers we are proud to have one of the most talented and creative teams in the business.

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Larry Finlay

Managing Director

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Bill Scott-Kerr


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Sarah Adams

Publishing Director, Commercial Fiction

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Eoin McHugh

Publisher, Transworld Ireland

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Marianne Velmans

Publishing Director, Doubleday

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Doug Young

Publishing Director

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Janine Giovanni

Marketing Director

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Patsy Irwin

Publicity Director

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Helen Edwards

Rights Director

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Richard Ogle

Art Director

The Girl on the Train breaks UK No. 1 chart-topping records

The phenomenal international bestseller The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has just broken the all-time UK record for number of weeks at No. 1 on the Nielsen BookScan chart for Original Fiction. In all, over 2 million copies have been sold so far since publication, significantly boosting business for the bookselling industry.

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  • Transworld Fiction - Jun-Dec 2018

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  • Transworld Non-Fiction - Jun-Dec 2018

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  • Transworld Fiction - Jan-Jun 2018

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  • Transworld Non-Fiction - Jan-Jun 2018

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