Picador is an imprint of Pan Macmillan in the United Kingdom and Australia and of Macmillan Publishing in the United States. Both companies are owned by Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
Picador was launched in the UK in 1972 with the aim of publishing outstanding international writing in paperback. In 1990, Picador started publishing its own hardcovers.
Picador authors have included Jonathan Franzen, Michael Chabon, Angela Carter, Thomas Pynchon, Raj Patel, Jon Ronson, Pankaj Mishra, Bret Easton Ellis and Salman Rushdie.