How a six-person company from Calcutta publishes literary prizewinners from around the world

The story of Seagull Books of Calcutta, founded in 1982 to publish books on fine art, theatre and cinema, is a quietly astonishing one:

Since 2006, Seagull has been an influential global publisher, building up a world literature list with more than 300 titles that it sells around the world. Almost incredibly, the list includes, inter alia, one Nobel Laureate, two writers shortlisted for the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, and several others on the doorstep of major awards. How does this six-member team pull off this extraordinary feat? Publisher Naveen Kishore explains his philosophy.

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