Myriad publishes award-winning fiction, graphic novels and politics. Our books include contemporary and historical literary fiction; crime, especially psychological and political thrillers; political non-fiction; and graphic novels that span a variety of genres including memoir and life writing, Graphic Medicine and documentary comics.
Currently we have novels shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and Polari First Book awards. Our books have won the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award (twice) and have been shortlisted for other prestigious awards, including British Book Design and Production Award, Wales Book of the Year Award, Prix des Lecteurs and the Premio Letterario. Becoming Unbecoming was named by The New York Times as the Season’s Best Graphic Novel.
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.
Myriad was founded as a packager in 1993 and 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 us to expand into trade publishing since when we have developed a distinctive style of publishing focused on identifying and nurturing new talent.
Recently we merged with New Internationalist as part of a joint plan to expand, reach wider audiences and publish books that push boundaries and embrace diversity. We believe that independent publishers are increasingly important to ensure that vital literary, cultural and political work can exist despite commercial pressures; there has never been a more exciting time for our lists.