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Australia’s leading and largest independent publisher is the majority shareholder of Atlantic Books. In the UK, we publish quality non-fiction for a ready market, as well as a carefully selected list of literary and commercial fiction.

From the vibrant Red by Jacky Colliss Harvey to the Samuel Johnson-winning NeuroTribes by Steve Silberman, from the Man Booker Prize longlisted Michelle de Kretser to the Richard and Judy Book Club author Charity Norman, the Allen & Unwin list is lively, focused and increasingly a fixture of the UK publishing landscape.




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10 September 2016


Simon de Pury

Simon de Pury began his career at Sotheby's in 1974. He rose to become chairman of Sotheby's Europe before reinvigorating the ancient auction house of Phillips, creating a new entity called Phillips de Pury, which challenged the global might of Sotheby's and Christie's. Simon lives in London.

Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is an award-winning investigative reporter and has covered science and cultural affairs for Wired and other national magazines for more than twenty years. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, TIME, Nature and Salon.