Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.
The famous American publisher Alfred A. Knopf (1892–1984) founded Vintage Books in the United States in 1954 as a paperback home for the authors published by his company. Vintage was launched in the United Kingdom in 1990 and works independently from the American imprint although both are part of the international publishing group, Random House. Vintage Books in the UK was created initially to publish paperback editions of the books published by prestigious hardback imprints in the Random House Group such as Jonathan Cape and Chatto & Windus, as well as Secker and Warburg and The Harvill Press (now Harvill Secker), Hutchinson and William Heinemann. Vintage is run by a small team of people working in the Random House offices in Pimlico in London
Vintage aims to bring the best writers of yesterday, today and tomorrow to as wide a readership as possible.