About us

Ian Fleming Publications Ltd and The Ian Fleming Estate work together to protect and uphold the legacy of Ian Fleming and his writing.  Our aim is to promote and make available all of Ian Fleming’s books worldwide. Ian Fleming Publications looks after the literary James Bond brand, keeping it alive through the publication of new stories by authors such as Anthony Horowitz, William Boyd, Jeffery Deaver, Sebastian Faulks, Steve Cole and Charlie Higson.

The Ian Fleming Estate owns the copyright in Ian Fleming’s personal letters and other non-Bond writing and manages the use of the Ian Fleming name and of his likeness.

 

Steel Dagger award

During the War, Ian Fleming told a friend that he was going to ‘write the spy story to end all spy stories.’  Fleming is now recognised as one of the best thriller writers of the 20th century and his legacy for creating James Bond adventures full of pace and intrigue lives on.  When asked how to write a thriller Fleming was clear on how to achieve success,

‘There is only one recipe for a bestseller and it is a very simple one: you simply have to turn the page.’

Every year Ian Fleming Publications Ltd sponsors a literary prize for the best thriller published in the UK, the Crime Writers’ Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award.  Past winners include Gillian Flynn, Robert Harris and Karin Slaughter. The judging panel consists of five independent judges who are passionate about thrillers and is chaired by Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

Recent winners of the steel Dagger Award

2015_Cop_Town

Cop Town

Written by Karin Slaughter - 2015

Publisher - Century

2014_An_Officer_and_a_Spy

An Officer and a Spy

Written by Robert Harris - 2014

Publisher - Random House

2013_Ghostman

Ghostman

Written by Robert Hobbs - 2013

Publisher - Doubleday

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A Foreign Country

Written by Charles Cumming - 2012

Publisher - HarperCollins