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Viking Books is an imprint of Penguin General and has existed in the UK for over 35 years.

At Viking we believe in publishing brilliant writers and we don’t think that high-quality writing needs to be at the sacrifice of commercial success. We believe that you can win prizes, achieve great reviews and reach millions of readers – and in fact we thrive on delivering both critical and commercial success. 

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Viking publishes a wide range of prize-winning, bestselling fiction and non-fiction. Our fiction list includes Caleb Azumah Nelson, John Banville, Fatima Bhutto, William Boyd, John le Carré, Frances Cha, Jonathan Coe, Sara Collins, Tana French, William Gibson, Yaa Gyasi, Emma Healey, Nick Hornby, Nazanine Hozar, Cara Hunter, Dinah Jefferies, Nikita Lalwani, Rosamund Lupton, Richard Osman, Elif Shafak, Nina Stibbe, Elizabeth Strout, Colm Tóibín, Salley Vickers and Kit de Waal. 

In non-fiction, the range covers current affairs, history, economics, science, philosophy, biography, memoir, nature writing, music, art and sport. Our authors include Catherine Bailey, Antony Beevor, Susan Cain, Nick Cave, Anna Funder, Jane Goodall, A C Grayling, Erling Kagge, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Natasha Lunn, Ben Macintyre, Hisham Matar, Chanel Miller, Michelle Obama, Camilla Pang, John Preston, Laurence Rees, Art Spiegelman, Ciaran Thapar, Claire Tomalin and Linda Yueh. 

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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