At Viking, we love publishing books that combine brilliant writing with popular appeal, that hit the bestseller lists, win prizes and shed light on the world around us. Founded in the UK almost forty years ago, we are a longstanding home for high-quality, culture-defining writers.

The list is vibrant, varied and inclusive -- we take pride in publishing great books that can be enjoyed by everyone, and we are relentless in pursuing the widest possible audience for our books, across formats and around the world.

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In fiction, we publish a wide range of engaging, entertaining and escapist storytelling for readers across the market, including literary, crime, romance, historical and contemporary general fiction.

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In non-fiction, our authors range from world leaders to sporting legends, from cutting-edge scientists to prize-winning historians, and from distinguished journalists to eminent philosophers.

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We are also home to a backlist of iconic authors such as Anne Frank, Gabriel García Márquez, George Orwell and John Steinbeck.

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