Gallic Books was founded by francophile former Random House colleagues Jane Aitken and Pilar Webb and has been publishing the best of French in English for ten years. The Gallic list now comprises more than 80 works of fiction and non-fiction, including historical fiction, crime and noir, biography and memoir, commercial and literary fiction, graphic novels and classics.
Our authors and translators have won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious prizes, including the Goncourt, the Prix Interallié, the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française, the IMPAC, the CWA Dagger, the French-American Translation Prize and the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and have been selected to take part in events such as European Literature Night, and promotions including Waterstones Book Club and the ABA Indies Introduce programme.
In 2011 we opened our bookshop, Belgravia Books, near London’s Victoria station, stocking our own books as well as a wide selection of general fiction and non-fiction, with many titles from our fellow independent publishers. In 2015 we launched a new imprint, Aardvark Bureau, publishing fiction from around the world.