Hurst is an independently owned and run non-fiction publisher, based in central London but publishing globally. We have a track record of fifty years of distinguished scholarly publishing for a general readership. Today, we publish around ninety new books a year, building on our strengths in African Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies and War and International Relations. More broadly, however, we commission anything that interests us, from sport to art to cooking, as long as the books have something to distinguish them.
Hurst books are reviewed regularly in high profile media outlets worldwide, including The Economist, The Sunday Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs and many others. They regularly make news headlines around the world. We also promote our books extensively through social media, book launches and other events, and have a dedicated publicity team.