About Reaktion

An independent publisher of innovative non-fiction since 1985, Reaktion now produces around 90 new titles each year, and has nearly 1000 titles in print. Our list ranges widely across art and visual culture, Asian culture, biography, food history, general history, music, natural history, philosophy, politics and popular science.

Our outstanding series include: Animal, short natural and cultural histories of individual animals, Edible, global histories of key food or drink ingredients, Critical Lives, concise critical biographies of key cultural figures, Renaissance Lives, lively studies of the artistic and intellectual figures who made the modern world, and Lost Civilizations, that explores the rise, fall, and after life, of ancient cultures.

Recent books of note from Reaktion include: Falcon by Helen Macdonald, Orwell’s Nose by John Sutherland, Owl by Desmond Morris, Landscape and Englishness by David Matless, Blue Mythologies by Carol Mavor and The Modern Art Cookbook by Mary Ann Caws.