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Pete Ayrton remembers Martin Chalmers

November 27th, 2014

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Martin Chalmers, who died recently of cancer,  was a translator, an ambassador for German-language literature and a friend of Serpent’s Tail. From the earliest of days, Serpent’s Tail made a priority of...

Karen Joy Fowler wins at National Book Awards

November 27th, 2014

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We’re thrilled that Karen Joy Fowler, author of Man Booker-shortlisted We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, has won International Author of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards 2014. Karen Joy...

Sarah Perry wins East Anglian Book of the Year

November 21st, 2014

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There was joy in Norfolk last night as Sarah Perry won the overall prize of East Anglian Book of the Year with her debut novel, After Me Comes the Flood. The novel...

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