Seagull Books

Seagull Books

Seagull Books, working out of Calcutta, India, with offices in London and New York, focuses on publishing world literature in English translation, serious non-fiction, culture studies, performance studies, art and cinema, with a lot of attention on exquisite design and world-class production. Since 2005, Seagull Books (London), as an international, still independent publisher, has ventured into newer fields of publishing, including series of English translations of fiction and non-fiction by major African, European, Asian and Latin American writers. It now boasts of a backlist of over 300 titles. Beginning with authors such as Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, Roland Barthes, Jorge Luis Borges, Theodor W. Adorno, Aimé Césaire, Thomas Bernhard, Edward Said, André Gorz, Satyajit Ray, Peter Weiss and Max Frisch, Seagull Books now represents major contemporary writers such as Yves Bonnefoy, Philippe Jaccottet, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Mahasweta Devi, Peter Handke, Pascal Quignard, Hélène Cixous, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Sibylle Lewitscharoff, Marc Augé and mall more. The hallmark 'Africa List' brings forth writers such as Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Maryse Condé, Ivan Vladislavić, William Kentridge, Kossi Efoui and Abdourrahman A. Waberi. European writers lesser known to the English-speaking world are also showcased by Seagull—Ralf Rothmann, Tilman Rammstedt, Inka Parei, Dorothee Elmiger, Tomas Espedal, Pedro Carmona-Alvarez . . . The list expands as we write! In 2012, Seagull author Mo Yan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, while in 2015, Laszlo Krasznahorkai, who Seagull is about to publish, received the prestigious Man Booker International Prize.

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Genres published 

  • Fiction / Poetry / NonFiction

Writing styles published 

  • Literary / Contemporary / Classics / Political / Memoir

Publication Formats 

  • Book / eBook

Languages published 

  • English

Source Languages 

  • Hindi
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Arabic
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