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A brief history of Vintage Paperbacks

Vintage Paperbacks was initially created to publish paperback editions of books bought by the prestigious literary hardback imprints in the Penguin Random House Group, namely Jonathan Cape, Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker and The Bodley Head. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the VINTAGE list, and the imprint publishes a huge variety of fiction and non-fiction.

Over the years Vintage Paperbacks has expanded, and the list now includes both great authors of the past as well as many of the most influential authors of the present.

Vintage Paperbacks is the finest paperback publisher in the UK and a natural home for the classics of the future.

Books published by Vintage Paperbacks include:

Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

Richard Flanagan

The Narrow Road to the Deep North

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Audrey Niffenegger

The Time Traveler’s Wife

Helen MacDonald

H is for Hawk

Ian McEwan


Edward de Waal

The Hare with Amber Eyes

Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus

Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage

Anne Tyler

A Spool of Blue Thread

City on Fire

Blood on Snow, Jo Nesbo

From the bestselling author of the Harry Hole series comes this short, sharp shock of a thriller. Blood on Snow: Drugs. Death. Murder. Revenge – and a hitman with two big problems.

Find out more about Blood on Snow

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