30 Years of Bloomsbury Publishing

Date: Monday 21 November 2016

Venue: The British Library’s Knowledge Centre

Knowledge Quarter’s partner, Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library in collaboration with Benjamin Franklin House present an evening with Nigel Newton looking back over the key moments in the story of Bloomsbury Publishing.

Among Bloomsbury Publishing’s best-known authors are J.K. Rowling and her Harry Potter books, Khaled Hosseini with The Kite Runner and Michael Ondaatje with The English Patient.

Nigel was born and raised in San Francisco. He read English at Cambridge and after working at Macmillan Publishers, he joined Sidgwick & Jackson. He left Sidgwick in 1986 to start Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury floated on The London Stock Exchange in 1994 and has grown organically through acquisitions and partnerships. It has 700 members of staff and publishes 2,500 books a year from its offices in the UK, US, India and Australia.

The evening will give an insiders-view to one of the world’s leading independent publishing houses.

Staff from Knowledge Quarter partners can attend this event for free, please email Fran Fuentes at eccles-centre@bl.uk. Please circulate this invitation within your organisation.