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Hamish Hamilton is one of Britain’s most distinguished literary lists. Now an integral part of Penguin, we provide a home for an exciting and eclectic group of authors, united by the distinctiveness and excellence of their writing.

Founded in 1931, Hamish Hamilton is one of Britain’s most distinguished literary lists. Now an integral part of Penguin, it provides a home for an exciting and eclectic group of authors, united by the distinctiveness and excellence of their writing.

Our mission remains to publish the finest literary fiction and non-fiction from around the world, with a focus on writing that is original, essential, remarkable and lasting.

Publishing no more than 20 new titles a year, both fiction and non-fiction, and all points in between, Hamish Hamilton’s authors include Arundhati Roy, Noam Chomsky, Zadie Smith, W.G. Sebald, Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid, Deborah Levy, Alain de Botton, Yiyun Li, Javier Marias, Susan Sontag, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lydia Davis, Robert Macfarlane, Kiran Desai, Marlon James, Pat Barker and Dave Eggers.

We also publish the literary magazine Five Dials, edited by Craig Taylor and launched in 2008. Back issues are archived and downloadable/printable for free at www.fivedials.com

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