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17 September 2019



Canongate is an independent publisher: since 1973 we've worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, innovative voices we can find, wherever they come from, and we've published all kinds of books - thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, chaste, unrepentant, life-changing . . .

Along the way there have been landmarks of fiction - including Alasdair Gray's masterpiece Lanark, and Yann Martel's Life of Pi, the best-ever-selling Booker winner - and non-fiction too. We've published an American president and a Guantanamo detainee; we've campaigned for causes we believe in and fought court cases to get our authors heard. And twice we've won Publisher of the Year.

We're still independent, and we're as committed to unorthodox and innovative publishing as ever.

Established: 1973
Publications (yearly average): 40 originals
Types of books published: Fiction, General Non-fiction, Children's, Poetry.
Submission details: We accept unsolicited manuscripts in the forms of a synopsis, sample chapters and a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We do not accept submissions via email.



People: Jamie Byng (Chief Executive); Kate Gibb (Chief Operating Officer); Caroline Gorham (Production Director); Andrea Joyce (Rights Director); Francis Bickmore (Publishing Director); Neal Price (Sales Director); Jenny Fry (Communications Director); Rafi Romaya (Art Director)

14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE / Eardley House, 4 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7SY
Tel: 0131 5575111
Twitter: @canongatebooks
Instagram: @canongatebooks

Distributor: Grantham Book Services Ltd, Trent Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 7XQ
Tel. +44 (0)1476 541000
Fax. +44 (0)1476 541060