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.
Kathy Acker was one of the most original, subversive and influential writers of the late 20th century. Known variously, and notoriously, as a postmodernist, feminist, post-punk and plagiarist, her work – over a dozen novels and novellas – has inspired a generation of writers and artists. She died in 1997.
Jorge Amado was born in northeastern Brazil in 1912. His early masterpiece is The Violent Land. A political exile in the 1940s, he lived for many years in Prague and Paris. The success of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands brought Jorge Amado an international audience and translation into forty-six languages with more than 8,000,000 [...]
Howard L. Anderson has lived a varied life: he flew with a helicopter battalion in Vietnam, worked on fishing boats in Alaska, in the steel mills of Pittsburgh, as a truck driver in Houston, and a scriptwriter in Hollywood. After earning a law degree, he became legal counsel for the New Mexico Organized Crime Commission. [...]
Reinaldo Arenas was born in Holguín, Cuba, in 1943. His first novel, Singing from the Well, was awarded First Mention in Cuba’s Cirilo Villaverde National Competition. It was to be his only book published in his native country. Both as a homosexual and a writer, he found himself persecuted by the Cuban government, and had [...]
Jami Attenberg is the author of two previous novels and a collection of short stories. She has writtern for The New York Times, Rumpus, Salon, and numerous other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at jamiattenberg.com or follow her @jamiattenberg