An adventurous new fiction list taking inspiration from the past

A brief history of Hogarth

In 1917 Virginia and Leonard Woolf started The Hogarth Press from their Richmond home -Hogarth House - armed only with a hand press and a determination to publish the newest, most inspiring writing. They went on to publish some of the 20th century’s most significant writers, including Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and Stephen Spender, translations of Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky and Proust, and seminal works like T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land and the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. The Hogarth Press joined forces with Chatto & Windus in 1946.

Inspired by their example, Hogarth is a new home for a fresh generation of literary talent: an adventurous fiction imprint with an accent on the pleasures of storytelling and a broad awareness of the world. Hogarth is a partnership between Chatto & Windus in the UK and Crown in the US, and comes at a time when innovations in publishing and digital media are shrinking the world we share. Authors on the list include Anthony Marra, Shani Boianjiu and ‘the new Graham Greene’ Lawrence Osborne.

In 2015 Hogarth launched the Hogarth Shakespeare series “the most innovative rewriting project of the 21st century” (Justine Jordan, Guardian), which sees Shakespeare’s plays retold by acclaimed, bestselling novelists. The series launched in October 2015, and will be published in 25 countries and 16 languages. It promises to excite imaginations all round the world.


The Hogarth Shakespeare series

Jeanette Winterson

The Gap of Time

A retelling of A Winter's Tale

October 2015

Howard Jacobson

Shylock is My Name

A retelling of The Merchant of Venice

February 2016

Anne Tyler

Vinegar Girl

A retelling of The Taming of the Shrew

June 2016

The Hogarth logo to the present day

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