Canongate Books

Canongate is an independent publisher: since 1973 we’ve worked to unearth and amplify the most vital, exciting voices we can find, wherever they come from, and we’ve published all kinds of books – thoughtful, upsetting, gripping, beatific, vulgar, sly, unrepentant, life-changing . . .

Along the way there have been landmarks of fiction – including Alasdair Gray’s Lanark, Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being, and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi, the best ever selling Booker winner – as well as ground-breaking non-fiction – from Barack Obama’s memoir Dreams From My Father to Matt Haig’s genre-defying Reasons to Stay Alive to Samin Nosrat’s new cookery classic Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

We’ve campaigned for causes we believe in and fought court cases to get our authors heard. And twice we’ve won Publisher of the Year.

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