© Kieran E. Scott
© Kieran E. Scott
We are Blackwell & Ruth (formerly PQ Blackwell), award-winning creators of international book projects for publishers in 40 countries. Our books are founded on subjects that matter to us and, we hope, add to the volume of good in the world.
Nelson Mandela Foundation, image by Andrew Zuckerman
© Nelson Mandela Foundation, image by Andrew Zuckerman


We were fortunate to originate three books with Nelson Mandela and his colleagues at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. We have sold Madiba's books in 35 languages. One of those books – Conversations with Myself – featured a foreword by President Obama. We originated the only authorised portrait of Princess Diana, as well as books with South African anti-apartheid heroes Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Ahmed Kathrada.
Blackwell & Ruth equality
The Recipe - Kieran E. Scott
From The Recipe, image © Kieran E. Scott
We have created a bestselling series of cookbooks that has already raised over $1 million for organisations devoted to providing meals for people in need. We have a major new title in development – The Recipe: The ultimate collection of time-honoured recipes by the world’s finest chefs for anyone who loves to cook – which will be released in October 2018.
Blackwell & Ruth cookbooks


We have created a number of internationally bestselling projects focused on humanity. We created M.I.L.K. (Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship) to celebrate what it is to be part of a family, to have friendship and, more than anything else, to be loved. The M.I.L.K. series of books sold over four million copies around the world and led us to create a high end photo books business.
Blackwell & Ruth humanity
© Tim Flach
© Tim Flach


We have created a number of award-winning books conceived to both celebrate the beauty of nature, and to provoke debate and action towards preserving it.
Blackwell & Ruth environment
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