Myriad

Myriad publishes books to change hearts and minds, and offer new ways of seeing. We publish contemporary and historical literary fiction; crime, especially psychological and political thrillers; graphic novels that span a variety of genres including memoir and life writing, Graphic Medicine, documentary comics and fiction; and political non-fiction.

Founded as a packager in 1993, Myriad quickly won acclaim for its series of infographic geopolitical atlases, including the flagship survey of current events and global trends, The State of the World Atlas. Arts Council England Grants for the Arts in 2009 and 2011 enabled Myriad to expand into trade publishing. We developed a distinctive style of publishing focused on identifying and nurturing homegrown new talent. As part of our mission to support new and emerging authors we organise two work-in-progress competitions, one for fiction (First Drafts) and the other for graphic novels (First Graphic Novel Competition). Both have a track record of uncovering and launching authors who progress to achieve creative and commercial success.

Independent publishers are increasingly important to ensure that vital cultural and political work can exist despite extreme commercial pressures. In 2017 we merged with New Internationalist as part of a strategy to seek out and publish a variety of writers, building fresh audiences for their work and expanding our outreach at home and abroad. Combining political coherence and cultural diversity, we commission a select list of bold writing for a global audience. We publish to make a difference.

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  • The Bad Doctor by Ian Williams

    A humane, moving and often very funny graphic novel about the life of a country doctor and those of his patients, cartoonist and doctor Ian Williams introduces us to Dr Iwan James: cyclist, doctor, would-be lover, former heavy metal fan and, above all, human being. 'The territory of doctor as patient has been visited before, but Dr. Williams’s iteration and its resolution are as subtle and thought provoking as the best of them.' New York Times Paperback: 224 pages Size: 170mm x 230mm Learn More

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  • 4 a.m. by Nia de la Mer

    Shortlisted - Writer's Retreat Competition 2010 Set in the early 1990s on a British army base, 4 a.m. tells the story of Cal and Manny, soldiers posted to Germany as army chefs. Bored and institutionalised, the pair soon succumb to the neon temptations of Hamburg's red-light district, where they dive into a seedy world of recreational drugs and all-night raves. But it is only a matter of time before hedonism and military discipline clash head on, with comic and poignant consequences. "An ambitious first novel... this book is about loyalty and betrayal, about friendship in adversity, about love and its shallow proxies." - Caledonian Mercury Paperback: 272 pages Size: 129mm x 188mm Learn More

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  • A Kind of Vanishing by Lesley Thomson

    A spellbinding mystery of obsession and guilt, this is also the poignant story of what happens to those left behind when a child vanishes without trace. "This is a completely gripping book, both as a psycho-social study and as a psychological thriller." - Morning Star Paperback: 352 pages Size: 129mm x 198mm Learn More

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  • Alarm Girl by Hannah Vincent

    Shortlisted - Hookline Novel Competition 2012 Shortlisted - Writer's Retreat Competition 2012 Steeped in the dry heat of a South African summer, this keen and touching debut seamlessly interweaves the voices of Indigo and her mother, and beautifully captures the human desire to belong: in a family, in a country, in your own skin. "An assured exposition of grief, belonging and the nature of self." - Sussex Life Paperback: 192 pages Size: 129mm x 198mm Learn More

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  • The Busker by Liam Murray Bell

    Pick of the Year 2014 - Scottish Book Trust Three cities, two years, one chance: from the author of the critically acclaimed debut So It Is — shortlisted for best first book at the Scottish Book Awards 2013 — comes the hard-hitting story of a young man determined to find his voice. “A disturbing and realistic portrayal of the music industry, homelessness and how life can go horribly wrong.” - We Love This Book Paperback: 304 pages Size: 129mm x 128mm Learn More

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  • Bump by Kate Evans

    Kate Evans, celebrated author of the breastfeeding bestseller, *The Food of Love*, acclaimed cartoonist and mother, turns her attention to the joys and pains of growing a baby. "Kate Evans [has] a rare talent to inspire and amuse. There’s passion without pomposity and humour by the bucketful." - New Internationalist Paperback: 320 pages Size: 210mm x 210mm Learn More

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  • The Clay Dreaming by Ed Hillyer

    Selected Title - Waterstones New Voices 2010 In this powerful debut novel, Ed Hillyer has created an epic brimming with memorable characters and historical intrigue, and etched with documentary detail that brings both Regency and Victorian London vividly to life. "An effortless blend of history, religion, philosophy, travel, adventure and the great British sport of cricket, this beautifully written novel is the best first novel I've read in a very long time." - Katie Roberts, Waterstones Paperback: 560 pages Size: 138mm x 216mm Learn More

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  • The Food of Love by Kate Evans

    Fresh and funny, this perfect gift for new mothers is a refreshingly different guide to breastfeeding. Packed with hilarious and stylish graphics, it will entertain the rest of us too: partners, friends and anyone who has ever wondered how it all works. "Beautiful to look at (the cartoons are wonderful); informative and – best of all – funny." - Association of Breastfeeding Mothers Paperback: 208 pages Size: 210mm x 210mm Learn More

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  • The Cloths of Heaven by Sue Eckstein

    Part love story, part journey of discovery and part comedy of manners, Sue Eckstein's captivating novel explores a disparate group of expatriates in West Africa and their complicated ties to the country, its people and to each other. 'A gripping new novel about ex-pat life in West Africa. A real treat.' Brigid Keenan Paperback: 256 pages Size: 129mm x 198mm Learn More

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  • Dark Aemilia by Sally O'Reilly

    In the boldest imagining of the era since Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth, this spellbinding novel of witchcraft, poetry and passion brings to life Aemilia Lanyer, the "Dark Lady' of Shakespeare's Sonnets" the playwright's muse and his one true love. 'Wonderfully, wildly romantic historical fiction novel, based on the life of the little-known and often neglected poet Aemilia Lanyer.' Elizabeth Freemantle Paperback:448 Size: 129mm x 198mm Learn More

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