What Picador stands for
What defines a Picador book is the author’s voice: we believe the way the story is told is just as important as the story itself, and this is the case for all our fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
We publish writers from all over the world, bringing international authors to an EngIish-Ianguage readership and providing a platform for voices that are often not heard.
We publish a list that includes literary fiction; new, relevant and challenging fiction; narrative non-fiction; authoritative, cultural non-fiction; and the best contemporary poetry; as well as a number of uncategorizable books that will surprise you.
We also aim to make beautiful books, from exciting and original first publications to clean, elegantly designed commercial paperbacks. But we are also always looking at new ways to publish including digital first strategies, creatively enhanced ebooks and innovative apps.
Meet the team
At least ten people work on each book that Picador publishes, all helping to get the author’s words into the hands of readers: there’s contracts and rights, editorial and publicity, production and design, sales and marketing... Find out what all those jobs entail and see what makes the Picador team tick when it comes to books, reading and publishing.
Paul Baggaley, Publisher of Picador
Sophie Jonathan, Editor at Picador
Ansa Khan Khattak, Editorial Assistant
Francesca Main, Editorial Director at Picador
Catriona Row, Sales Manager
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