Hamish Hamilton is one of London’s oldest publishing houses, founded by Jamie Hamilton in 1931. Home to authors such as J.D. Salinger, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, W.G. Sebald and Truman Capote, our aim remains to publish the very best literary writers from around the world, from Alain de Botton to Zadie Smith.

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From 1 January, 2014, we’re posting a new 365-word story by James Robertson every day for each of the 365 days of the year. Read today’s story here.

There’s more to life than books you know – but not much more.
—Morrissey

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
—Logan Pearsall Smith

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