Quercus Publishing Plc is an international publisher specialising in commercial fiction, non-fiction and children’s publishing in digital and print formats and incorporates the prestigious MacLehose Press, Jo Fletcher Books and Heron Books imprints.
Founded in 2004, Quercus has won many awards including Small Publisher of the Year in 2007, the Costa Book of the Year Award in the same year for Stef Penny’s Tenderness of Wolves, Independent Publisher of the Year in 2008 and Publisher of the Year in 2011.
MacLehose Press
The MacLehose Press is devoted to the translation of literature and crime fiction into English, and to the publication of a very few outstanding writers in English. This press has broken new ground with the bestselling success of the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson and with many other critically acclaimed books including translations from Italian, Spanish, Polish, Icelandic, French, and Arabic.
The imprint was founded by Christopher MacLehose. Christopher was previously Publisher of the Harvill Press for 21 years. During his illustrious career he has published works by Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, Peter Høeg, Henning Mankell, Haruki Murakami and W.G. Sebald. In 2006 Christopher was given the LIBF Lifetime Achievement Award for International Publishing.
Jo Fletcher Books
Jo Fletcher Books aims to become a leader in the fields of SF, fantasy and horror. Run by Jo Fletcher whose illustrious career has seen her work with authors including Sir Terry Pratchett, the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Charlaine Harris, Joe Hill, Neil Gaiman and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Heron Books Heron Books, led by Susan Watt is a small and varied list that concentrate on finding exceptional storytellers in both fiction and non-fiction.