About Us

Atlantic Books is an independent British publishing house founded in 2000. We have since developed a list that has a world-wide reputation for quality, originality and breadth, and includes fiction, history, politics, memoir and current affairs.

Publishers of recent successes such as bestsellers My Sister the Serial Killer, Call Me By Your Name, Crazy Rich AsiansWild and Why We Get the Wrong Politicians, Atlantic Books strives to publish some of the very best fiction and non-fiction written today, from its headquarters in the heart of literary London.

We won ‘Imprint and Editor of the Year’ at the British Books Awards in 2005 and 2009, and was ‘Independent Publisher of the Year’ in 2009. We published the Man Booker Prize-winner The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga in 2008 and continue to publish both fiction and non-fiction that garners attention from the likes of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, the Royal Society Science Books Prize, the Wellcome Book Prize, the CWA Daggers Award, the RSL Ondaatje Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. In 2019 Atlantic was shortlisted for ‘Independent Publisher of the Year’ at the National Book Awards and in 2020 we won ‘Trade Publisher of the Year’ at the Independent Publishing Awards.

Atlantic Books is a founding member of The Independent Alliance, a global alliance of UK publishers and their international partners. It was formed in 2005 and is now the fourth largest publishing group in the UK, allowing Atlantic to reach the widest possible market for its authors.

At Atlantic we strive to be a diverse and inclusive publisher for all, regardless of race, gender, sexuality, age, faith, disability, or socio-economic background. As such, we are implementing changes in our publishing and recruitment processes in order to reflect back the world at large, some of which include working with Creative Access, outreach into schools and universities and unconscious bias and sensitivity training for all staff. We will continue to monitor our successes and areas for improvement in the hope that we can help to make the publishing industry as supportive and transparent as possible.