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Founded in 2017 by Canadian author and publishing executive Kenneth Whyte, Sutherland House is Toronto-based nonfiction book publishers for global English-language audiences.

Sutherland House specializes in narrative works of biography, memoir, history, business, culture, and current affairs. Aiming for high-quality and broad appeal, it will publish 8 to 12 books a year, and each volume will be commissioned and edited by Mr. Whyte.

All of our publications will bear the unique aesthetic of the Sutherland House brand, and be subjected to rigorous market testing from conception to launch. By maintaining a low overhead, the company is dedicating an unusually high portion of its resources to the promotion and marketing of its titles. Furthermore, all titles will be managed by our continent-wide network of service providers.

Our Sutherland Classics series, beginning in 2019 with the republication of Bernard Crick’s definitive Orwell: A Life, is indicative of our commitment to quality non-fiction, and biography in particular. We will reprint at least one masterpiece of biography, memoir, or character-driven history every year under the Sutherland Classics imprint.

When in search of leading nonfiction book publishers in Toronto, look no further than our team at Sutherland House. With submissions open year round, we are excited to read your work.

Kenneth Whyte

Kenneth Whyte


KENNETH WHYTE is the former editor-in-chief of Saturday Night Magazine, the founding editor of The National Post, and the former editor and publisher of Maclean’s magazine. He was president of Rogers Publishing, Canada’s largest magazine company, and the founding president of Next Issue Canada (now Texture), in partnership with Conde Nast, Meredith, Hearst, and Time Inc. Mr. Whyte is the author of The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst (2008, Random House), a Washington Post book-of-the-year and a runner-up for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. In 2017, he published Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times (Knopf), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Matthew Bucemi

Matthew Bucemi

Managing Editor

MATTHEW BUCEMI is an experienced editor and writer, with a creative history that includes lead roles at publishing houses, production studios, and newspapers. He earned his PhD in English at Cornell University, where he also taught a series of award-winning courses in literature, film, and philosophy.

Lena Yang

Lena Yang

Design Director

LENA YANG is a book and editorial designer with experience working with publishing houses, independent authors, newspapers, and magazines. Her work can be seen in Maclean’s magazine and The National Post. She is a graduate of Columbia Publishing Course and New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute.

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