C. Hurst & Co.

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C. Hurst & Co.
Status Active
Founded 1969 (1969)
Founder Christopher Hurst
Country of origin  United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Key people Michael Dwyer
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics International Affairs
Islamic World
Politics and Social Science
Official website hurstpublishers.com

Hurst Publishers (C. Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd.) is an independent non-fiction publisher based in the Bloomsbury area of London. Hurst specializes in books on global affairs and has lists in Islamic Studies, European History, War & Conflict, African Studies and International Relations. Christopher Hurst founded the company in 1969. Michael Dwyer, who joined Hurst in 1986, took over its running after the death of Christopher Hurst in April 2007.[1]

Hurst authors include the French intellectual Olivier Roy, the British cultural critic Ziauddin Sardar, the Australian counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen, and the historians Faisal Devji and Christopher Davidson, among others. Hurst publishes approximately sixty-five new books a year.


Christopher Hurst founded the publishing house and pursued his, sometimes eclectic, interests, including Scandinavian culture and Balkan history. In the mid-1980s, Christopher Hurst became an activist for small, independent publishers, making his voice heard in the Publishers Association.[2][3][4] Hurst works in collaboration with Oxford University Press in New York to publish most of its list as Oxford University Press editions in North America.[5]

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  1. ^ Hurst Publishers, [1][2]
  2. ^ "The Guardian" [3] 30 May 2007
  3. ^ "The Bookseller" [4] 24 April 2007
  4. ^ Open Democracy
  5. ^ "OUP website news"[5]

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