About Transworld Publishers
Transworld Publishers was established in 1950 and since 1981 has been owned by Bertelsmann, becoming part of The Random House Group in 1998 when Bertelsmann acquired Random House.
In the '60s and '70s, Transworld published such classics as Joseph Heller's Catch 22, Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita, Frederick Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal and John Irving's The World According to Garp in Corgi paperback.
During the '80s and '90s, Transworld grew organically, creating imprints Black Swan in '83, Bantam Press in '85, Bantam paperbacks in '87 and Doubleday in '89. In '92 it acquired the bestselling Expert gardening list. Transworld formed new partnerships with The Eden Project in 2001 and with Channel 4 in '04. It founded a new subsidiary company Transworld Ireland in Dublin in '08.
Today, Transworld is firmly established as the UK's leading fiction publisher. Many of the nation's biggest-selling brand name authors have been published by Transworld for their entire writing careers, including Kate Atkinson, Dan Brown, Lee Child, Jilly Cooper, Frederick Forsyth, Robert Goddard, John Irving, Simon Kernick, Sophie Kinsella, Allan Mallinson, Armistead Maupin, Anne McCaffrey, Andy McNab, Terry Pratchett, Susan Sallis, Patricia Scanlan and Joanna Trollope. Other No.1 bestselling novelists who have joined Transworld include Danielle Steel (since '89), Ben Elton ('98), Joanne Harris ('99) and Tess Gerritsen ('02).
Transworld's leading non-fiction authors include Bill Bryson, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Dr D.G.Hessayon, Paul McKenna and Robert Winston.
In 2011, Transworld publishes memoirs by Marcus Brigstocke, Michael Bublé, Rob Lowe, Gary Neville and Theo Walcott, and new landmark non-fiction titles by Richard Dawkins, Anthony Summers and Gordon Turnbull in hardback and by Bill Bryson and Stephen Hawking in paperback. An impressive fiction list includes new novels from bestselling authors, Monica Ali, Kate Atkinson, Lee Child, Jilly Cooper, Steven Erikson, Tess Gerritsen, Robert Goddard, Joanne Harris, Mo Hayder, Simon Kernick, Sophie Kinsella, Andy McNab, Terry Pratchett, Danielle Steel and Joanna Trollope.
Publishing fewer than 250 new titles across its lists in hardback and paperback each year, Transworld regularly has more titles on the Sunday Times bestsellers lists than any other publishing house.
Transworld is based in Ealing, W5, sharing offices with Random House Children's Publishers.
For more information, visit www.transworldbooks.co.uk.
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Transworld Non-Fiction Catalogue