Square Peg is an eclectic and commercial nonfiction hardback list, within the prestigious Vintage Division of Random House.
We publish around 20 titles per year. Our select list of titles are cherry-picked on the basis of editorial passion. We place huge emphasis on stand-out design and a bespoke publicity campaign for each book we champion, as well as emerging digital formats.
We publish a thriving cookery list, which spans the latest street-food entrepreneurs like BanhMi11 and the Meringue Girls to iconic writers like Claudia Roden and Anna del Conte. Our cookery stable also includes Stevie Parle, Smitten Kitchen, The Primrose Bakery and Peyton & Byrne. Forthcoming authors include Violet Bakery's Claire Ptak and award-winning blogger MsMarmiteLover.
Our diverse humour list includes the bestselling Hungover Cookbook, the debut book by cult Hyperbole and a Half blogger, and comedian David O'Doherty. Alongside humour, we publish stylishly designed gift-books on subjects ranging from London to Lovers to The Bumper Book of Nature.
On top of all this we do narrative non-fiction, entertaining reference, design books, and books about new ideas and contemporary issues. These include The Vagenda, Lucy Mangan, Ordinary Made Extraordinary, and the Maths for Mums and Dads series.
Established in 2008, in just five years we have become synonymous with the very best in original, entertaining and quirky non-fiction.