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.
Cathi Unsworth began her journalistic career at 19 while still studying at the London College of Fashion. Headhunted by Melody Maker, she worked there as a freelance feature writer/reviewer for several years before joining Bizarre magazine. Her own writing is inspired by the late Derek Raymond, whom she met when she interviewed him for Melody [...]
Born in Medellin, Colombia in 1942, Fernando Vallejo has directed three films, written several screenplays and eight books, including several novels. He is regarded as the first Latin American novelist to have broken with the tradition of ‘magical realism’. This is the first translation of his work into English.
Del LaGrace Volcano is one of the world’s leading queer cultural producers, cited and reproduced in numerous publications, journals and books on visual art, as well as queer and feminist theory for the past 15 years. Femmes of Power is Del’s fifth photographic monograph, with text by Ulrika Dahl.
Robert Walser was born in Switzerland in 1878 and worked as a bank clerk before becoming a writer. In 1929 he was diagnosed as ‘schizophrenic’ and lived the last twenty years of his life in hospital. His novels include Jakob von Gunten and The Assistant. Robert Walser died in 1956.
Alex Wheatle was born in 1963 to Jamaican parents living in London. He spent most of his childhood in a children’s home, which he left at 14 to live in a hostel in Brixton. At 18, he was involved in the Brixton uprising and went to prison for 3 months. On his release, he continued [...]