Oneworld Publications

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Oneworld Publications
Founded 1986
Founder Novin Doostdar and Juliet Mabey
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London
Publication types Books
Number of employees 13
Official website

Oneworld Publications is a British independent publishing firm founded in 1986 by Novin Doostdar and Juliet Mabey to publish non-fiction for general and academic markets.[1] Based in London, it publishes across a wide range of subjects, including fiction, history, current affairs, religion, philosophy, popular science, and psychology. Among the writers on its list are John Hick, Hans Küng, Helen Fisher, Vali Nasr, Richard Foltz, Kevin Bales, Adam Frank, Bill McKibben, Maribel Fierro, Ilan Pappe, Keith Ward, Farid Esack, Mark Boyle, Houshang Asadi, Amina Wadud, John Gribbin, Lise Eliot, Mary Roach, Peter Cave, Mark Vernon, Kieron O'Hara, Jean Sasson, William Poundstone, Daniel Siegel, Susan Blackmore, Barbara Fredrickson, Margaret Mazzantini, Amit Majmudar, Yvvette Edwards and Marlon James.[2][3]

In 2009 the company launched a fiction list aiming to publish from five to ten titles a year focusing on brilliantly written novels that introduce the reader to a different culture, a historical period/event, or a social/global issue. In July 2011, A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards, a debut British novelist, was long-listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. In 2012, Oneworld bought its first permanent office in London, at 10 Bloomsbury Street, Bloomsbury.

Now publishing around 60 titles a year, Oneworld books are distributed worldwide by Random House (GBS) in the UK and Europe, by Publishers Group West in the United States, by Penguin Group in South Africa and South Asia, by Macmillan Publishers in Australia, and by a variety of regional distributors in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and the Far East.


  1. ^ Oneworld Publications "About Us"
  2. ^ Oneworld Publications catalogues
  3. ^ Book review by Janina Safran. International Journal of Middle East Studies, vol. 39, # 2, May 2007. Pgs. 304-305. Cambridge University Press.

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