Atlantic Books

Independent British publisher of literary fiction and non-fiction. Established in 2000, Atlantic Books is renowned for its commitment to publishing exceptional works across various genres, including fiction, history, politics, memoirs, and current affairs.

With an unwavering dedication to quality and originality, Atlantic Books has solidified its position as a literary powerhouse, boasting a roster of bestselling titles that have captivated readers worldwide. Notable bestsellers such as My Sister the Serial Killer, Call Me By Your Name, Crazy Rich Asians, Wild, and Why We Get the Wrong Politicians underscore the imprint's ability to curate a diverse and compelling selection of both fiction and non-fiction.

Having garnered prestigious accolades, including the 'Imprint and Editor of the Year' at the British Books Awards in 2005 and 2009, as well as the esteemed 'Independent Publisher of the Year' in 2009, Atlantic Books has been a consistent force in the literary landscape.

Notably, their publication of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga in 2008 stands as a testament to their unwavering commitment to showcasing literary excellence. Recognized by literary prizes such as the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, the Royal Society Science Books Prize, and the Wellcome Book Prize, among others, Atlantic Books continues to pave the way for exceptional storytelling and impactful narratives that resonate with a global audience.

Atlantic Books is a founding member of The Independent Alliance, a global alliance of UK publishers and their international partners. It was formed in 2005 and is now the fourth largest publishing group in the UK.
years of life: 2000 present


Thomas Everett Vanderboomhas quoted2 years ago
his springing across the gate to the beach when everyone else opened the latch first, to say nothing of his bathing suits, his spot in paradise, his cheeky Later!, his lip-smacking love for apricot juice. If I didn’t kill him, then I’d cripple him for life, so that he’d be with us in a wheelchair and never go back to the States. If he were in a wheelchair, I would always know where he was, and he’d be easy to find. I would feel superior to him and become his master, now that he was crippled.

Elio's fantasizing about hurting Oliver

Thomas Everett Vanderboomhas quoted2 years ago
Oliver kept his promise. He came back just before Christmas and stayed till New Year’s.

Oliver came back

Thomas Everett Vanderboomhas quoted2 years ago
What did you write on the back of the postcard?”

“It was going to be a surprise.”

“I’m too old for surprises. Besides, surprises always come with a sharp edge that is meant to hurt. I don’t want to be hurt—not by you. Tell me.”

“Just two words.”

“Let me guess: If not later, when?”

“Two words, I said. Besides, that would be cruel.”

I thought for a while.

“I give up.”

“Cor cordium, heart of hearts, I’ve never said anything truer in my life to anyone.”

Elio's words

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