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24 October 2021


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): 45 originals
Types of books published: Fiction, General Non-fiction, Children's, Poetry
Submission details: We don't accept unsolicited submissions. (Sorry.) We work with lots of brilliant literary agents who do invaluable work, and we like hearing about new writers from them. So if you are interested in being published by us, we'd recommend finding yourself an agent first. There are some tips on how you can do this on our website.


People: Jamie Byng (Chief Executive); Kate Gibb (Chief Operating Officer); Caroline Gorham (Production Director); Francis Bickmore (Publishing Director); Neal Price (Sales Director); Jenny Fry (Commercial Director); Jessica Neale (Rights and Contracts 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