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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.




Richard Russo

Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, two collections of stories, and On Helwig Street, a memoir. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody's Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries. He lives in Maine.

Anna-Marie Crowhurst

Anna-Marie Crowhurst has worked as a freelance journalist and columnist for more than 15 years, contributing to The Times, The Guardian, Time Out, Newsweek, Emerald Street and Stylist. In 2016 she studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, where her debut novel The Illumination of Ursula Flight was born. She lives in London.