Alan Samson

Alan Samson joined Orion in 2003 after twelve years working for Little, Brown. He was a graduate trainee at Weidenfeld & Nicolson before joining Michael Joseph, and has also worked at Macmillan. He has published biographies and autobiographies in many subject areas such as history, politics, sport and A-list celebrities. He is also interested in literary fiction and ideas-driven books of all kinds. Alan’s list of authors includes Lady Antonia Fraser, Julie Walters, Helen Mirren, A.C. Grayling, Carol Drinkwater, Sean Connery, Antony Beevor, A.A. Gill, Christopher Meyer and George Soros. He has published books by David Hockney, Edwina Currie, John McEnroe, Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie), Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point), R.D. Laing and Nick Leeson (Rogue Trader). Among fiction writers he has published Orange Prize-winner Valerie Martin, Cynthia Ozick, Anita Shreve, Elmore Leonard and Edna O’Brien.