Tusquets Editores was founded in 1969 and entered an association agreement with Grupo Planeta in 2012. Its works cover themes in fiction – narrative; detective, erotic narrative – and non-fiction – art; biographies, autobiographies and memoirs; science; social sciences; film, theatre and radio; philosophy; food; history, and poetry.
Almudena Grandes, Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Octavio Paz, Julio Cortázar, Mario Vargas Llosa, Jorge Semprún and Luis Landero are just some of the Spanish-language authors prominent in its catalogue. It also publishes works by foreign authors, including Milan Kundera, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett, E.M. Cioran, John Irving, Henning Mankell, Arthur Miller and Haruki Murakami.
Tusquets Editores has been awarding the Tusquets Editores Novel Prize since the year 2005. Between the years 1997 and 2004 it also organised the La Sonrisa Vertical Prize for erotic narrative.