Andrew Franklin was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2018.
Andrew Franklin is the founder and publisher of Profile Books which he launched on April Fool’s Day, 1996. The house’s list of bestsellers includes Alan Bennett, Mary Beard, Simon Garfield’s Just My Type and Lynne Truss’s Eats, Shoots and Leaves, which sold more than three million copies worldwide. In 2007 Profile Books acquired Serpent’s Tail, whose successes include We Need to Talk about Kevin (over 900,000 copies sold) and in 2014 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (800,000 copies sold). Before Profile, Andrew was a director of Penguin Books and ran Hamish Hamilton. He began his book-trade career as an assistant bookseller at Hatchards.