We are delighted that a number of our authors and staff members are named in the 2017 Evening Standard Progress 1000, which aims to chart London's most influential people. To make the list each person's work will have impacted the city over the last year, with categories ranging from comedy to City Hall and cricket. According to the paper, these individuals represent 'the changing face of London: diverse, adaptable, socially inclusive and progressive.'
Penguin Random House UK authors included:
Born in north-west London in 1975, Zadie Smith’s first novel White Teeth won a number of literary awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Whitbread First Novel Award and the Guardian First Book award. Her most recent novel, Swing Time, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017, alongside fellow Hamish Hamilton authors Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and Arundhati Roy.