VINTAGE: World class writing. Beautiful design. Ideas that matter.

What are you reading? That’s how great conversations start at VINTAGE. We’re all kinds of people, but what connects us is our obsession with books.

We publish some of the world’s most thought-provoking, unforgettable, beautifully designed books – from contemporary trail-blazers to our red-spine VINTAGE classics. Which means that our broad family of authors ranges from world-class prize-winners to brand new, emerging talent.

We know the thrill of coming across an undiscovered work of genius, of reading a classic that you’ve always meant to, of finding a book that speaks urgently to us and our times. We’re not just publishers, we’re passionate book lovers.

So, what are you reading?


Our history

Our imprints

Follow VINTAGE

Our design

Our prize-winners

Our VINTAGE Classics

Our winning teams

Our leadership team

Our press office

    

Explore our imprints

Many of our imprints boast an impressive literary heritage and we continue to attach great importance to each of them. The oldest of the imprints, Chatto & Windus, began in Victorian London in 1855, whilst Harvill Secker was founded in 1910. Hogarth was launched by Virginia and Leonard Woolf from their Richmond home in 1917,  Jonathan Cape set off on its publishing journey in 1921 with storytellers like Hemingway and TE Lawrence.

    

Our history

As a company of Penguin Random House, VINTAGE publishes a broad portfolio of titles across fiction and non-fiction. Originally launched in the United Kingdom in 1990 as a paperback home for the Random House Group’s literary authors, VINTAGE  now publishes both hardbacks and paperbacks, and is comprised of some of the UK’s oldest and most prestigious literary houses, including Chatto & Windus, Hogarth, Jonathan Cape and Secker & Warburg. These imprints were joined by these newer or relaunched hardback and paperback imprints: The Bodley Head, Harvill Secker, Yellow Jersey, Square Peg, VINTAGE Paperbacks and VINTAGE Classics. In 2007 VINTAGE Classics introduced its distinctive red spine design, and in 2012 VINTAGE Children’s Classics was launched to include the much-loved authors of our childhood. Random House joined forces with the Penguin Group in 2013 to become Penguin Random House, making it the largest trade publisher in the United Kingdom.

    

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Our design

Excellence in design is at the heart of VINTAGE’s publishing programme and creativity is at the centre of everything we do. Our design team have won many awards, including the V & A and ABCD Design Awards, and their work has been exhibited across Europe. Suzanne Dean, our Creative Director, is a regular spokesperson on design for the publishing industry.

    

Our prize-winners

In recent years, VINTAGE has won many key literary awards, from the Man Booker International to the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 2017 alone, we won 14 literary awards and were shortlisted for 46. Here are just a few recent high-profile nominations...

    

Our VINTAGE Classics

VINTAGE publishes some of the world’s most thought-provoking and iconic classics, all with our recognisable red-spines. Our list boasts literary giants such as Jane Austen and Leo Tolstoy, as well as a host of twentieth century stars, including Graham Greene, Ernest Hemmingway and Virginia Woolf, and, more recently, Salman Rushdie, Toni Morrison and Ian McEwan.

Find out more about VINTAGE Classics

Academic inspection copies: If you are an academic, and wish to order an inspection copy, please email vintageclassics@randomhouse.co.uk. Remember to include details of the book you are requesting, the course you are considering adopting the book for, the number of students taking that course, and the address you would like the book to be delivered to. This service is only available to residents of the UK and Ireland

    

Our winning teams

Chloe Healy

In June 2018, Chloe Healy, Marketing Director won a Book Marketing Society (BMS) Quarterly Award in the Best Adult Fiction Award for The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock.

Rosanna Boscawen

At the same awards, Rosanna Boscawen, Senior Campaigns Manager, won the Multi-title Award category for her marketing campaign on the Vintage Minis series.

Lucie Cuthbertson-Twiggs

Lucie Cutherberton-Twiggs, Publicity Manager, won a PPC (Publishers Publicity Circle) Quarterly Award for her campaign for The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar.

Suzanne Dean

Suzanne Dean, Creative Director, won a V&A Illustration Award for Best Cover Design for Bluets by Maggie Nelson. 

The leadership team

    

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Vintage leadership team
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Vintage leadership team
Vintage leadership team
Vintage leadership team

    

Press office