One of the UK’s oldest publishing imprints, Hutchinson was the first publisher of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, EF Benson and HG Wells and continues to be the home of P.G. Wodehouse. Today, we publish fiction and non-fiction and love discovering new writing that is bold, entertaining and original. We champion books that engage with the way we are living and thinking now, as well as celebrating the brilliant storytelling of our established bestsellers like Robert Harris, Sebastian Faulks, the late Helen Dunmore and Paulo Coelho.
Our recent non-fiction bestsellers include Tara Westover’s inspiring and internationally bestselling memoir, Educated; Pandora Sykes’ wide-ranging and incisive essay collection, How Do We Know We’re Doing It Right; Erebus and North Korea Journal by Michael Palin; The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu; as well as Ikigai, The Power of Nunchi and Self-Care for the Real World. On our lifestyle list, we have Adrienne Herbert’s book based on her hit podcast, Power Hour and entrepreneur Grace Beverley’s Working Hard, Hardly Working. In politics we will be publishing the Chips Cannon diaries to sit alongside the memoirs and diaries from from Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Tony Benn and Alastair Campbell.
In fiction, Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow has been an international bestseller and Andrew Hunter Murray’s debut novel, The Last Day was a global and Sunday Times bestseller. In 2021 we are very much looking forward to publishing Malibu Rising, the new novel by Taylor Jenkins’ Reid (whose Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling novel, Daisy Jones and the Six has been bought by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine). Many of our debut authors have gained critical and commercial success: Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott’s dazzling Swan Song and Carys Bray’s A Song for Issy Bradley to name just a couple. Our forthcoming debut fiction highlights include the lyrically original Before My Actual Heart Breaks by Tish Delaney, Jessamine Chan’s The School for Good Mothers, a feminist dystopian novel, and the extraordinarily compulsive debut novel by Nancy Tucker, The First Day of Spring.