Canongate is a publishing house you should always take an interest in because they have their finger on the pulse. They are an independent Scottish publisher who caught our attention when they put Whitbread- winning author and polymath Alasdair Gray into the limelight, and have historic sister links to awesome aussie publisher, Text. We love their unorthodox, innovative ethos. They make curation easy for booksellers and have been a godsend for readers by unearthing treasured writers like Matt Haig, Kevin Barry, Michel Faber, Maaza Mengiste, and James Meek. They match vibrant writers with smart looking cover designs. Watch out especially for their Canons collection which includes one of Ariel’s all-time favourites The Minotaur Takes A Cigarette Break by Steven Sherrill!