Company spotlight: Hammer

Company spotlight: Hammer

The latest Man Booker Prize winner on the Hammer list introduces himself with a friendly “Hi, I’m Pierre” in a deep rumble of a laugh and an accent pitched somewhere over the north Atlantic. This is DBC Pierre [pictured], hellraiser turned hair-raiser—he is the latest major literary award winner to grace the Random House horror imprint.

Hammer, a partnership between RH and the legendary movie studio, was launched in 2011 to publish novelisations of classic and new Hammer films and, perhaps most excitingly, to get literary novelists to write horror novellas. Century and Arrow publisher Seli...

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