Marylebone House publishes contemporary, historical and literary fiction, short stories and clerical crime mysteries. We’re interested in novels exploring themes such as doubt, faith, brokenness and love that will appeal to those hungry for perceptive, compassionate writing about human experience.
Carefully curated, the list features established novelists such as Catherine Fox, whose Acts and Omissions was chosen by Diarmaid McCulloch as one of The Guardian’s Best Books of 2014; the distinguished crime writer Kate Charles, and Simon Parke, creator of the quirky Abbot Peter, declared ‘a true original’ by the Daily Mail.
We regard range as a strength and are proud to have Shusaku Endo’s literary masterpiece, Silence, sitting alongside a collection of contemporary short stories, Winter Tales, by Kenneth Steven – of whom poet Martyn Halsall writes ‘“All the Russian greats” would welcome Steven’s company’ – and the debut novel of Sarah Meyrick, Knowing Anna, a tale of loss and love, long-listed for the Not the Booker Prize 2016. Our forthcoming programme features two well-known names completely new to the list: award-winning journalist and broadcaster Cole Moreton, and an author whose work is described by Alison Weir as ‘historical fiction at its best’, Derek (D. K.) Wilson.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with writers who share our enchantment with the written word.
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of publishing with Marylebone House, please visit our Submissions page for details.