About Liverpool University Press

‘Liverpool University Press is one of the great success stories in the difficult climate of modern academic publishing.’ Professor Sir Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, Oxford, and Vice-President of the British Academy

'SF and SF criticism have never been such prominent cultural currents as they are now, and LUP has never been more important. Its work in this field is outstanding.' China Miéville

‘Liverpool University Press has added to our intellectual and cultural life in a way that proves the value of a University press for society at large.’  Professor Sir Drummond Bone, Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and Chair of the Arts & Humanities Research Council

‘I use and recommend a lot of the texts published by Liverpool University Press. My particular favourite though is Peter Wiseman's Death of Caligula -- they did a service to Classics in reissuing it.’ Professor Mary Beard OBE, Newnham College, Cambridge

'Liverpool University Press is the brainbox and the soap box of Liverpool’s pioneering, outward-looking culture.’ Frank Cottrell-Boyce

‘Liverpool University Press provides a vital context for the scholarly publications of academics at all stages of their working life.’ Professor Dame Hermione Lee, President, Wolfson College, Oxford

‘Liverpool University Press has been a real centre of excellence for Irish Studies over the last decade. I always look forward to its new titles with the expectation of being challenged and enlightened.' Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times


Liverpool University Press (LUP) is the UK’s third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since 1899, including the work of Nobel prize winners. LUP has rapidly expanded in recent years to become an award-winning academic publisher that produces approximately 100 books a year and 28 journals, specialising in literature, modern languages, history and visual culture.

LUP’s mission is to disseminate high quality scholarly research and to promote learning and culture through the publication of books and journals. The Press is a global ambassador for the University of Liverpool, dispatching tens of thousands of copies of our publications worldwide each year, all bearing the imprimatur of an internationally-focused, research-led, Russell Group university. It also has a civic mission to support the city of Liverpool through collaborative publishing with the region's cultural organisations and as part of the city’s creative economy in its own right.


Board of Directors:

Professor Fiona Beveridge, Executive Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Liverpool (Non-Executive Director; Chair)
Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (Non-Executive Director) Anthony Cond, Managing Director
Toby Faber, Chairman of Faber Music and formerly Managing Director of Faber & Faber (Non-Executive Director)
Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Professor of French, AHRC Theme Leadership Fellow for Translating Cultures, University of Liverpool (Non-Executive Director)
Justine Greig, Finance Director and Company Secretary
Alison Welsby, Editorial Director


Editorial Advisory Board:

Charles Forsdick, James Barrow Professor of French (Chair)
John Belchem, Emeritus Professor of History
Anthony Cond, Managing Director
Fiona Hobden, Senior Lecturer in Greek Culture
Jennifer Howard, Senior Commissioning Editor for Literary & Medieval Studies
Chloé Johnson, Commissioning Editor for Modern Languages & Postcolonial Studies
Sarah Peverley, Professor of English Literature
David Seed, Emeritus Professor of American Literature
Frank Shovlin, Professor and Head of the Institute of Irish Studies
Claire Taylor, Gilmour Professor of Spanish
Jon Tonge, Professor of Politics
Alison Welsby, Editorial Director (Convenor)
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