Bloomsbury USA is an independent publisher of high quality fiction and non-fiction, including under the Bloomsbury name, the bestselling Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty and Chelsea Handler’s My Horizontal Life. Recent titles include Nick Reding’s Methland, Anchee Min’s Pearl of China and. Since its inception in 1956, Walker & Company has published quality narrative nonfiction, with an emphasis on history and science. Bestselling titles include Dava Sobel's Longitude, Ross King's Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling and Mark Kurlansky's Cod and Salt.
In 2008, Bloomsbury launched a new imprint, Bloomsbury Press, devoted to serious non-fiction, and headed by Peter Ginna, formerly of Oxford University Press. Recent titles from Bloomsbury Press include the bestselling The Great Warming by Brian Fagan, Bad Samaritans by Ha Joon Chang and The Ascent of George Washington by John Ferling.
Bloomsbury Academic & Professional publishes a portfolio of titles from the world’s most recognized experts in our areas of expertise: reference, textbooks, drama literature, THE authority on Shakespeare scholarship, visual arts, and sports and nautical titles. Our audience ranges from academics to librarians to professionals to readers who are ardent enthusiasts in a wide variety of areas of interest.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books & Walker Books for Young ReadersBloomsbury Children’s Books USA, a division of Bloomsbury USA, was launched in 2002 as a general interest publisher of children’s books for readers of all ages. The imprint publishes such award-winning and best-selling authors and illustrators as Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale, Julianne Moore, Carrie Jones, LeUyen Pham, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, E. D. Baker, Alexander McCall Smith, Celia Rees, Leslie Margolis, and Jessica Day George. In the U.K., Bloomsbury is the publisher of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
Founded over fifty years ago, Walker Books for Young Readers publishes such acclaimed books as the Caldecott Honor winner Gone Wild, written and illustrated by David McLimans, Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles, the Drake Chronicles series by Alyxandra Harvey, Lincoln Through the Lens by Marty Sandler, the perennial favorite The Period Book by Karen Gravelle, and the ever-popular Miss Malarkey picture book series by Judy Finchler and Kevin O’Malley.
For more information on either imprint, as well as reading group guides, story hour activities, links to author sites, and a complete catalog listing of titles, visit www.bloomsburykids.com