Weidenfeld & Nicolson is one of the most prestigious and dynamic literary imprints in British and international publishing, home to a wide range of literary fiction and non-fiction, modern classics, prizewinning debuts and worldwide bestsellers.
Our passion for extraordinary writing dates back to our two founders, Lord Weidenfeld and Nigel Nicolson, who were responsible for introducing some of the twentieth-century’s most remarkable voices – Vladimir Nabokov, Isaiah Berlin, Eric Hobsbawm, and Nicolson’s own parents Sir Harold Nicolson and Vita Sackville-West – to a wide readership. They launched their publishing house in 1949 with the idea of building bridges and opening minds through exceptional works of literature: we have been carrying on their legacy ever since.
Our authors include Julie Andrews, Antony Beevor, Naoise Dolan, Nathan Englander, Julian Fellowes, Gillian Flynn, Antonia Fraser, Emily Fridlund, Jostein Gaarder, A. A. Gill, Bettany Hughes, Eric Idle, Claire Lombardo, John McEnroe, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Tea Obreht, Deborah Orr, Michael Palin, Keith Richards, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Adam Rutherford, Philippe Sands, Bernhard Schlink, Alice Walker, Jacqueline Woodson, Jennifer Worth and Malala Yousafzai.