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.
In non-fiction, W&N publishes across a number of categories including history, memoir, ideas-driven books, popular science, biography, sport, business, diaries and narrative non-fiction. Our authors include Antonia Fraser, Keith Richards, Henry Marsh, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Antony Beevor, Bettany Hughes, Jennifer Worth, Adam Rutherford, Tina Brown, Judi Dench, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Philippe Sands, A. A. Gill, John McEnroe and Nicholas Crane.
W&N fiction publishes first-rate literary fiction that appeal to a broad readership. Our fiction authors include Gillian Flynn, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Laura Barnett, Tea Obreht, Bernhard Schlink, Giles Foden, Joe Ide, Jostein Gaarder, Alice Walker, Michel Bussi, Emily Fridlund, Paul Torday, Julian Fellowes and Nathan Englander.
2019 will be our 70th anniversary. From the first English language publication of LOLITA to I AM MALALA, W&N retains that passion for books that break boundaries and unite readers.