William Heinemann is one of the oldest literary imprints still publishing today. Founded in 1890, the imprint boasts both a rich literary heritage and a forward-thinking, cutting-edge list of contemporary fiction and non-fiction.
Historically we have published Harper Lee, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Anthony Burgess, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Angela Carter, Graham Greene, John Steinbeck and Nabokov to name just a few. Today William Heinemann publishes acclaimed fiction by Nicola Barker, James Ellroy, Nick Harkaway, John Niven, Sara Baume, Jenni Fagan, Lauren Groff, Richard Powers, Sarah Taylor, Tom Hanks, Eley Williams, Sathnam Sanghera and Michel Houellebecq, as well as some of the best upmarket crime and thriller writers, including Thomas Harris and Donna Leon. Our non-fiction is an eclectic mix that includes current affairs, reportage, popular culture, memoir, popular science and narrative non-fiction from authors such as Laurence Scott, Charles Duhigg, Caroline Elton, Dexter Dias, Jennifer Eberhardt and Thomas Harding.