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23 June 2021


Saraband is a creative independent publisher known for its engaging, beautifully written non-fiction titles (especially in nature, place writing and memoir), and for its literary and crime fiction lists. The crime, thriller and dystopia titles are published under a separate imprint, Contraband.

Saraband was named inaugural Saltire Society Publisher of the Year (in 2013) and published Graeme Macrae Burnet's 2016 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted His Bloody Project as well as being the publisher of other prize-winning authors including Chitra Ramaswamy, Jim Crumley, Ever Dundas, Karen Lloyd, Donald S Murray and Bob Gilbert.

Saraband have also been innovators in the digital realm, creating the hit Burns Night app, and co-producing Bookspotting with Publishing Scotland and Nesta.


Established: 2000

Publications (yearly average): 15

Types of books published: Literary fiction, narrative non-fiction and memoir

Submission details: Rarely accept unsolicited manuscripts



People: Sara Hunt (Managing Director) and Craig Hillsley

Address: Digital World Centre, 1 Lowry Plaza, Media City, The Quays, Salford M50 3UB
Tel: +44 (0) 161 216 4002
Facebook: Saraband Books
Sales representation: PGUK