Canongate was founded in 1973. The company nearly went under in 1994, but became independent again following a management buyout by current Publisher and Managing Director, Jamie Byng. It has since emerged as one of the most dynamic publishing houses in Britain. With a distinctly international outlook, Canongate Books continues to nurture and publish new talent from around the world, whilst retaining the essence of the Scottish Canon. We have no specific agenda other than to promote and publish challenging, quality work from as broad a perspective as we are able. We are one of the founding members of the Independent Alliance, a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, original, diverse publishing, innovation in marketing and commercial success. Canongate Books has offices in Edinburgh and London, with partners in New York and Melbourne.