For 200 years William Collins has been asking the questions that matter.
The books we publish aim to make sense of the world, from Max Hastings’ accounts of the wars that shaped the twentieth century to Professor Brian Cox and David Attenborough’s adventures into life’s biggest questions. We champion books that explain the machinations of politics and power with Samantha Power, Madeline Albright, Tim Shipman and Elizabeth Hinton, and books that expose the impact of great art and artists with Richard Holmes, Paula Byrne, Daniel Mendelsohn and Maya Jasanoff. Working with a range of authors from the bestselling and prize-winning to the brilliant debut, William Collins has forged a reputation for publishing books that investigate, challenge, and push forward the thinking of the day.
We are also proud to be home to the New Naturalists: the longest-running and arguably most influential natural history series in the world. And, though we have been publishing the Bible for over one-hundred and fifty years, we are now partnering with some of the biggest faith organisations across the globe to expand our religious publishing and match the modern day.
Since the release of our first book on 24th September 1819, William Collins has published the very best in non-fiction writing, working on the principle that ideas matter to celebrate authors who ask the right questions, explore untraveled terrain, and write to define or change the world we live in.