Welcome to Aurum, Quarto's narrative non-fiction list, home to great writing and compelling storytelling across a wide range of interests, life experience and expertise. Aurum publishes memoir, biography, polemic, food, feminism, history, sport, science, nature and travel writing. Our books win prizes. They're discussed by reading groups, recommended to friends and read on holiday. Enjoy them in print, eBook and audiobook and follow our latest news on twitter @Aurumpress

Contact details

Contact Info

The Quarto Group, Inc.
The Old Brewery
6 Blundell Street
London N7 9BH

Katie Bond, Publisher

UK Trade Sales:

Foreign Rights:
If you are interested in publishing our titles in Europe, please contact:

Karine Marko, Group Foreign Rights Director


If you are interested in publishing our titles anywhere else in the world, please contact: 

Kate Essam, Foreign Rights

Become an Aurum Author
Aurum, an imprint of Quarto, publishes narrative non-fiction books for the UK and international market. Authors range from academics and well-established writers to people who are specialists in their particular area but haven't written a book before and people with a fascinating story to tell. Aurum is always on the lookout for fresh talent, in particular for diverse voices and perspectives, and will consider unsolicited book proposals from both published and unpublished authors.

Submission Requirements:

Submissions should be original, topical and suitable for an international market. A typical proposal would include the following:

  •       A synopsis (an outline of the themes and features of the book)
  •       A brief author biography (including qualifications for writing the book)
  •       A table of contents (chapter titles and a line of two about each chapter’s contents)
  •       Sample text (an introduction to the book plus a sample chapter, if available.)

Please send submissions by email to:

We will acknowledge receipt and respond to all submissions within 6 weeks.

Meanwhile, writers and readers may enjoy Francine Prose's Reading Like A Writer - A Guide for People who Love Books and for Those who Want to Write them.

We much look forward to hearing from you and publishing the next generation of Aurum books.