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This year Hutchinson celebrates its 125th birthday. Founded by George Hutchinson with capital of three thousand pounds, it opened for business in the basement of 25 Paternostor Row, near St Paul’s Cathedral.
Publishing fiction and non-fiction, Hutchinson has a rich history of era-defining political memoirs, including the autobiographies of Tony Blair and Bill Clinton, and of discovering great literary talent. J G Farrell, Beryl Bainbridge, Edna O’Brien and Booker winner, Stanley Middleton all published their first novels with us. This year we are delighted to be publishing several debuts, including Liz Moore’s Heft, a heartwarming novel of outsiders and unlikely friendships, Seldom Seen, an intricate patchwork of secrets and discovery in a small Suffolk community by Sarah Ridgard, In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes, a brilliant portrait of an expat community and a marriage imploding in sixties Saudi Arabia and Lamb by Bonnie Nadzam, a deeply unsettling novel about a man’s relationship with an eleven-year-old girl which has already won several prizes in the US.
We are extremely proud to have published bestselling authors Sebastian Faulks, Robert Harris, Douglas Kennedy and Ruth Rendell since the beginning of their careers, and delighted to have a second novel from Rachel Heath, whose first book was shortlisted for the Costa. This September, we will publish Sebastian Faulks’ dazzling new novel which journeys across time and continents as it asks what makes us the people we become, and 2013 sees the final installment of Robert Harris’ magisterial Cicero trilogy.
In non-fiction, we publish memoir, biography and politics. This autumn sees the publication of Constellation of Genius: 1922, Modernism, Year One by Kevin Jackson, a fascinating, anecdotal look at the year which began with the publication of Ulysses and ended with publication of The Waste Land, and in which Brecht, Chanel, Chaplin, Dali, Einstein, Fitzgerald, Gershwin, Hitchcock and Jung were all producing their seminal work.
We also have the final installment of the peerless Tony Benn’s diaries, A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine and an account of World War II as experienced and recorded by nurses, We Gave Them Courage and Hope.
In short, Hutchinson is the home of fiction that you have to press on your friends and narrative non-fiction that can be entertaining and erudite, but will always be written from a passionate and original perspective. And while all our books have an attention to detail that makes them objects to own as well as download, we also publish a small number of gift books that will be all about celebrating what you can do with some paper and ink.
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