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 16
Official website

Oneworld Publications is a British independent publishing firm founded in 1986 by Novin Doostdar and Juliet Mabey originally to publish non-fiction for general and academic markets.[1] Based in London, it later added both a fiction list and a children's list, and now publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, politics, current affairs, popular science, religion, philosophy, and psychology, as well as literary fiction and children's titles. Among the writers on its list are Sean M. Carroll, David McRaney, Richard Adams, Jared Diamond, Ivor Crewe, Anthony King, Ilan Pappe, Mary Roach, Adam Frank, Peter Cave, Jean Sasson, William Poundstone, John Hick, Hans Küng, Helen Fisher, Vali Nasr, Richard Foltz, Kevin Bales, Bill McKibben, Keith Ward, Farid Esack, Amina Wadud, John Gribbin, Lise Eliot, Daniel Siegel, Susan Blackmore, Barbara Fredrickson, Chris Geiger, Marlon James (novelist), Atticus Lish, Peter Matthiessen, Amit Chaudhuri, Kamel Daoud, Caryl Phillips, Ros Barber, Jane Urquhart, Sun-mi Hwang, Margaret Mazzantini, Amit Majmudar, Yvvette Edwards, Joseph Boyden, and Deborah Kay Davies.[2][3]

In 2009 the company launched a fiction list to focus on publishing inspiring, intelligent and thought-provoking novels from around the world. It has received a string of award nominations, among them a long-listing for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards, a debut British novelist, and in 2014 a long-listing for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for Reasons She Goes to the Woods by Deborah Kay Davies, which was also shortlisted for the Encore Award in 2015. 2016 will see the launch of a literary crime list.

In 2015 Oneworld launched Rock the Boat, a children's fiction and non-fiction list, for children and young adults 0-19.

Now publishing around 100 titles a year, Oneworld books are distributed worldwide by Random House (GBS) in the UK, by Publishers Group West in the United States, by Bloomsbury Publishing in Australia, by Pan Macmillan in Europe, India and the Middle East, by Penguin Group in the Far East, by Jonathan Ball in South Africa, and by a variety of regional distributors in Latin America and other territories. In 2012, Oneworld bought its first permanent office in London, at 10 Bloomsbury Street, Bloomsbury.


  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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