Picador (imprint)

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Picador
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Picador logo
Parent companyMacmillan Publishers
Founded1972
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.picador.com

Picador is an imprint of Pan Macmillan in the United Kingdom and Australia and of Macmillan Publishing in the United States. Both companies are owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

Picador was launched in the UK in 1972 with the aim of publishing outstanding international writing in paperback. In 1990, Picador started publishing its own hardcovers.

In the summer of 2018, the US branch of Picador announced that starting in April 2019 it would no longer publish original titles and would focus exclusively on reprinting as trade paperbacks literary works originated by editors elsewhere at Macmillan.[1]

Picador authors have included Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Angela Carter, Thomas Pynchon, Raj Patel, Jon Ronson, Alan Hollinghurst, Graham Swift, John Banville, Patrick McCabe, Tim Winton, Mick Jackson, Colm Toibin, Trezza Azzopardi, Edward St Aubyn, Emma Donoghue, Jim Crace, Sunjeev Sahota, Hanya Yanagihara, Pankaj Mishra, Bret Easton Ellis and Salman Rushdie.

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  1. ^ Maher, John (July 20, 2018). "Meader Up at a Changing Picador". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved September 18, 2018.

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