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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.

Permissions: The rights to all titles published by Allen & Unwin in the UK before 1990 now belong to HarperCollins, who list information about their permissions processes here and can be contacted at permissions@harpercollins.co.uk. Please note that HarperCollins subsequently sold Allen & Unwin’s academic titles to Routledge, who are owned by Taylor & Francis. So if the title you are seeking to clear permissions from is an academic title published prior to 1990 you’ll need to contact Taylor & Francis (info@tandf.co.uk). If the title was published by Allen & Unwin after 1990, please get in touch with us: you can read about our permissions process here.




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.

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.