C. Hurst & Co.
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Headquarters location||London, WC1|
|Distribution||Macmillan Distribution (UK)|
Oxford University Press (US)
|Key people||Michael Dwyer|
|Nonfiction topics||International Affairs|
Politics and Social Science
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.
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. The Hurst imprint publishes approximately 65 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. 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.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
- Olivier van Beemen
- Brian Maurice Bennett
- Mia Bloom
- Sarmila Bose
- Efua Dorkenoo
- Jean-Pierre Filiu
- Stephen Grey
- Christophe Jaffrelot
- Neil Kent
- Bob Lambert
- Paul Lendvai
- Maleeha Lodhi
- Peter Mandaville
- Raphael Minder
- Kajsa Norman
- David Omand
- Lipika Pelham
- Gerard Prunier
- Carne Ross
- Abdul Salam Zaeef
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