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Seriously good writing by the most engaging thinkers of our time

A brief history of The Bodley Head

The Bodley Head publishes influential, compelling non-fiction that explores the ideas, the people, the human obsessions that shape our world. Our books come from some of the leading writers and thinkers of our time, addressing a huge range of subjects: science, reportage and current affairs, medicine, memoir, history, maths, biography, music, natural history, smart thinking and economics.

The Bodley Head was first founded in 1887 and today we publish an international range of prize-winning authors including Siddhartha Mukherjee and Stephen Greenblatt, Lisa Randall and Misha Glenny, Simon Schama and Karen Armstrong.

Recently, writers as diverse as Ai Weiwei, Stephen Witt, Edith Hall, Paul Kalanithi, Cedric Villani, Timothy Snyder, Ian Mortimer, Lewis Dartnell and Ed Yong have joined the list – united by their originality, by their expertise and by their gifts as communicators.  

Books published by The Bodley Head include:

Misha Glenny

Nemesis

Nick Clegg

Politics

Alison Gopnik

The Gardener and The Carpenter

Ed Yong

I Contain Multitudes

Mark Thompson

Enough Said

DARK MATTER AND THE DINOSAURS Book Cover

Lisa Randall

Dark Matters and the Dinosaurs

WHEN BREATH BECOMES AIR by Paul Kalanithi

Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air

Gideon Rachman

Easternisation

Hitler book cover by Volker Ullrich

Yanis Varoufakis

And The Weak Must Suffer What They Must?

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