Category Archive: publishing



Kate Tough‘s novel, Keep Walking Rhona Beech (Abacus, 2019) has had an unconventional publication journey, something she wrote about it in a piece for the Scottish Book Trust that you can find here. In this interview,… Continue reading

‘CRUDE WORDS’: Creating an anthology of contemporary Venezuelan writing


Crude Words: Contemporary Writing from Venezuela, edited by Montague Kobbé, Katie Brown and Tim Girven (Ragpicker Press, 2016) By Katie Brown, with an introduction by Rebecca DeWald “Venezuelan literature?” you say? For many… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Laura Waddell


This year I’ve found myself reading more translation, more books by women, and more from independent publishers. The most significant reading experience I’ve had in 2015 has been Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan series translated… Continue reading

THE OGRES HERE ARE REAL: Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’


Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Faber & Faber, 2015) by R.A. Davis The novels of Kazuo Ishiguro all celebrate the same singularly human skill: the mind’s ability to evade an insistent and monstrous… Continue reading

“YOU’RE NOT DONE IN IF YOU’RE STILL DREAMING”: At the Salon de la Revue, the DIY antidote to the corporate bookfair


   by Andrew Rubens Vincent Rougier, artist and editor, is perched behind his stall. Still wearing red scarf and Indiana Jones fedora in the slightly chilly hall, he is conversing with friends and… Continue reading

TURN, TURN, TURN AGAIN: Elizabeth Carolyn Miller’s ‘Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture’


Elizabeth Carolyn Miller Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture (Stanford University Press, 2013) by Owen Holland “Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There is a Season)“ is a song adapted almost entirely from… Continue reading