Authors

Our authors are as diverse as our books – as well as publishing winners of the Orange Prize for Fiction (Lionel Shriver); the Nobel Prize for Literature (Elfriede Jelinek, Kenzaburo Oe, Herta Muller); the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (Jonathan Trigell), we publish debut novelists, voices in translation, and provocative non-fiction writers.

Walter Mosley, Neil Bartlett, David Toop, Derek Raymond, Stella Duffy, Attica Locke, Jah Wobble, Joe Boyd – just a few of the stellar names who consider themselves Serpent’s Tail authors.

Nicholas-Royle

Nicholas Royle

Nicholas Royle was born in Manchester in 1963. He is the author of five novels, including Antwerp. An assiduous champion of the short story, he has written more than 100 tales, which have appeared in a variety of anthologies and magazines. His latest collection is Mortality, shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize. He has edited [...]

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Juan-Rulfo

Juan Rulfo

Juan Rulfo was born in Jalisco in Mexico in 1918 and died in 1986.  He is the author of The Burning Plain, a collection of short stories and only one novel, Pedro Páramo. An anthropologist by profession, Rulfo is the great voice of the peasant condition.  

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JuanJ-Saer

Juan José Saer

Born in Santa Fé, Argentina in 1937, Juan José Saer is the leading Argentinian writer of the post-Borges generation. In 1968, he moved to Paris and taught literature at the university in Rennes, Brittany. In 1988, Saer was awarded Spain’s prestigious Nadal Prize for The Event. His work is translated into all major languages. Saer [...]

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Albertine Sarrazin

Albertine Sarrazin

Albertine Sarrazin (1937-67) was a French-Algerian writer. At an early  age she abandoned her studies and turned to a life of crime and  prostitution. She wrote her first two novels in prison and died at  twenty-nine.

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Jeremy-Scahill

Jeremy Scahill

Jeremy Scahill is an unembedded, international journalist. He has reported extensively from Iraq through both the Clinton and Bush administrations. He reported from Yugoslavia during the 1999 NATO bombing and spent years covering the downfall of Slobodan Milosevic’s government and the rise of a neoliberal regime backed by the United States. He has also reported [...]

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