Rahul Sharma

Atlantic Books

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Publication types  Books, ebooks
Headquarters location  London, United Kingdom
Founded  February 2000
Imprints  Corvus Books
Founder  Toby Mundy
Country of origin  United Kingdom
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Official website  http://www.atlantic-books.co.uk

Atlantic Books is an independent British publishing house, with its headquarters in the Ormond House in Bloomsbury, London Borough of Camden. It is perhaps best known for publishing Aravind Adiga's debut novel The White Tiger which received the 40th Man Booker Prize in 2008, and for its long-standing relationship with the late Christopher Hitchens.

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CEO Toby Mundy was listed by the Evening Standard as one of London's top 1000 most influential people in 2012.

Background

Atlantic Books was founded in February 2000 by Toby Mundy. It was originally the UK subsidiary of the American independent publisher Grove/Atlantic Inc. Grove/Atlantic remains an investor in Atlantic Books.

Corvus

In 2010 Atlantic Books launched a new genre fiction imprint, Corvus, introducing the world of crime, fantasy historical and women's fiction into the company's list. Corvus is home to the Douglas Brodie crime novels by Gordon Ferris, the Merrily Watkins Mysteries by Phil Rickman and the Vespasian series written by Robert Fabbri.

In 2013, Dark Eden by Chris Beckett, published by Corvus, won the Arthur C. Clarke Award - the most prestigious award for Science Fiction in Britain. The same year Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. [10]

Partnerships

Atlantic Books is a founding member of The Independent Alliance, a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners, when it was formed by Faber & Faber in 2005. In 2009 Atlantic Books entered into a partnership with independent Australian publishers Allen and Unwin, enabling them to introduce their own titles to the Australian market and also to publish a few select Allen and Unwin titles in the UK.

Aravind Adiga

  • The White Tiger (2008) - winner of the 2008 Man Booker Prize.
  • Vince Cable

  • The Storm (2009), Free Radical (2009).
  • John Carlin

  • Invictus (2009) - originally named Playing the Enemy. Served as the basis for the 2009 motion picture Invictus (film).
  • Alistair Darling

  • Back from the Brink (2011)
  • Damon Galgut

  • In a Strange Room (2010) - shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2010.
  • The Good Doctor (2003) - shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003.
  • Steven Galloway

  • The Cellist of Sarajevo (2008) - longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2008 and was nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2010.
  • Christopher Hitchens

  • God Is Not Great (2007), Arguably (2011), Mortality (book) (2012).
  • Timothy Garton Ash

  • Facts are Subversive (2009)
  • Herman Koch

  • The Dinner (2012)
  • Pascal Mercier

  • Night Train to Lisbon (2009)
  • Andrew Miller (writer)

  • Snowdrops (2011) - shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2011.
  • Cheryl Strayed

  • Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013)
  • Christos Tsiolkas

  • The Slap (2008)
  • Achmat Dangor

  • Bitter Fruit (2004) - shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2004.
  • Nancy Huston

  • Fault Lines (2008)
  • Cynthia Ozick

  • Foreign Bodies (2012)
  • Ian Buruma

  • Murder in Amsterdam (2007) - shortlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize in 2007.
  • Year Zero (2013)
  • The Clash

  • The Clash (2008)
  • Richard Flanagan

  • Gould's Book of Fish (2003)
  • Accolades

  • Atlantic Books won 'Imprint and Editor of the Year' at The Bookseller Industry Awards in 2005 and 2009 as well as 'Independent Publisher of the Year' at the same ceremony in 2009.
  • References

    Atlantic Books Wikipedia


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