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Oneworld Publications is a British independent publishing firm founded in 1986 by Novin Doostdar and Juliet Mabey to publish non-fiction for general and academic markets. Based in Oxford, it publishes across a wide range of subjects, from history, current affairs, and religion to philosophy, popular science, and psychology. Among the writers on its list are John Hick, Hans Küng, Helen Fisher, Vali Nasr, Kevin Bales, Adam Frank, Bill McKibben, Maribel Fierro, Ilan Pappe, Keith Ward, Farid Esack, Mark Boyle, Houshang Asadi, Amina Wadud, John Gribbin, Lise Eliot, Mary Roach, Peter Cave, Mark Vernon, Kieron O'Hara, Jean Sasson, William Poundstone, Daniel Siegel, Susan Blackmore, Barbara Fredrickson, Margaret Mazzantini, Amit Majmudar, Yvvette Edwards and Marlon James.

In 2007, it launched Oneworld Classics in partnership with Alma Books. In the same year, Oneworld Classics acquired the publishing list of British publisher John Calder of Calder Publishing.

In 2009, Oneworld Publications opened its first North American office in SoHo, New York. A new fiction list was also launched to publish from five to ten titles a year focusing on brilliantly written novels that introduce the reader to a different culture, a historical period/event, or a social/global issue. In July 2011, A Cupboard Full of Coats by Yvvette Edwards, a debut British novelist, was long-listed for the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

2011 has been a year of prizes and award nominations. March saw Houshang Asadi’s hard-hitting memoir of life in an Iranian prison, Letters to my Torturer, win the second International Human Rights Award, out of a very strong field, following Wild Swans, the inaugural winner. Packing for Mars by Mary Roach was long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books in June, July saw the Man Booker long-listing of A Cupboard Full of Coats (along with a shortlisting for the UK Writers’ Guild Best Fiction Award and its selection as one of the “Best Novels of 2011” by Kirkus Reviews in America), and in August Bernie Madoff: The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques, a forensic examination of his $65bn swindle, was picked for the Goldman Sachs/FT longlist.

In 2012, Oneworld bought its first permanent office in London, at 10 Bloomsbury Street, Bloomsbury.

Publishing around 60 titles a year, Oneworld books are distributed worldwide by Random House (GBS) in the UK and Europe, by Publishers Group West in the United States, by Penguin Group in South Africa and South Asia, by Macmillan Publishers in Australia, and by a variety of regional distributors in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and the Far East.

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