The launch of Gibson Square in 2001 by Martin Rynja coincided with the award of the Pulitzer Prize to the authoritative biography Hirohito of the Japanese wartime Emperor he published in the Britain.
Commissioned books include the translation of the polemical memoirs by Sergo Beria of his father Lavrenti Beria, Stalin's KGB chief, and the expanded memoirs of Diana Mosley, the Mitford sister who married Oswald Mosley, leader of the British Fascist party. Of To Kill a Priest about the murder of Father Popieluszko, former Solidarnosc leader and Polish President Lech Walesa said 'Everyone who would like to find out how communism was defeated, should read this book.'
Gibson Square specialises in books that are able to contribute to a current debate. Each title is supported by a vigorous marketing campaign to provide a broad platform for the book and its ideas in the booktrade.
Gibson Square published Alexander Litvinenko's controversial Blowing up Russia a month after he was assassinated in London in November 2006 with rare radio-active isotope Polonium 210. (In 2016, the UK government's Litvinenko Inquiry by Sir Robert Owen found that President Putin had ordered the assassination). Rights to this important book were sold to 16 countries, including film rights.
For authors published by Gibson Square, please find a selection below. For an up-to-date list, please press here.
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Submitting book proposals:
Please include a proposal of one or two pages, a chapter break-down with a description of 50 - 100 words of each chapter, your curriculum vitae (as a writer), your reasons for wanting to publish the book, as well as a comprehensive list of suggested publications and people who would promote the book, and a few chapters and scans of photographs (where appropriate).
Every proposal will be considered if they follow the guidelines below. Due to the high volume of submissions we can only respond to book proposals we think might suit our publishing programme.
- Proposals can be put forward by email only.
- Please include 'proposal' in the subject line of your email to ensure that your email will pass the virus screen. Omission of these words means that your proposal will not reach us.
- If you have not heard back from us after four weeks, regretfully, we are unable to take your proposal further.
George Leigh Mallory
Helena Frith Powell
Richard J. Evans