Karl Sabbagh, founder and managing director of Skyscraper Publications, has written nearly a dozen books, ranging across topics as diverse as architecture, psychology, history, mathematics, fraud, Victorian boys’ papers, and the Middle East. Some of his books are derived from major television documentary series he produced and directed; others are pieces of original non-fiction for a general readership.
From 2010 to 2012, he was managing director of Hesperus Press, an independent British publisher of minor classics, fiction in translation, and some original non-fiction. While at Hesperus, he acquired the UK rights to The Hundred-Year-Old Man who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared, which has so far sold over 500,000 copies in the UK alone.
Skyscraper's unique programme draws on Karl's extensive experience as both author and publisher.
Rebecca Lynch, editor and co-founder of Skyscraper Publications, is a writer and curator working at the junction of technology and the arts. She has written on design and the history of data visualisation for Creative Review and New Scientist, and her ideas and projects have been featured in the Guardian, Fast Company, Slate, PSFK, Techcrunch and other places.
She is interested in proposals that ask 'what if' questions about technology and society, and speculative fiction. See our submission page for details.