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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 publishing noteworthy foreign fiction in translation. It therefore made sense to have knowledgeable translators involved right from the...

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  • 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 Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. The Jane Austen Book Club spent thirteen weeks...

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  • 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 tells the story of John Cole, who, one oppressively hot summer’s day, decides to leave his life behind....

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  • Book cover design: ‘Dead authors get the best book jackets’

    October 30th, 2014

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    Steve Panton, Penguin Design Award 2013 second prize winner, is an in-house Junior Designer at Profile Books and Serpent’s Tail. ‘I’ve noticed that dead authors get the best book jackets. I’ll let you draw your own conclusion as to why this is.’ Peter Mendelsund There is something incredibly rewarding and...

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    Events

  • An evening with Robert Wyatt

    Sunday 23 November

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    Few artists can match the critical acclaim and influence of Robert Wyatt. He is a founding member of Soft Machine and a remarkable songwriter; a jazz-loving Marxist who has appeared on Top of the Pops singing a Monkees song and a man who has managed to corral the talents of...

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  • #Readwomen2014: celebrating ‘the year of reading women’ Joanna Walsh, Deborah Levy, Zoe Pilger

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    Join Joanna Walsh, curator of the project #Readwomen2014, and a fabulous line-up of some of today’s most refreshing and innovative literary voices at Waterstones Hampstead to celebrate what has been heralded as ‘the year of reading women’. Readers include Deborah Levy ‘Swimming Home’, ‘An Amorous Discourse in the Suburbs of...

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  • Lionel Shriver at RSL

    Tuesday 9th December

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    “Ferociously intelligent, uncompromising, independent, opinionated, driven, scorchingly funny, contrary, passionate,” is how one interviewer has described Lionel Shriver. Critically acclaimed, she found commercial success with We Need to Talk About Kevin, a controversial study of maternal ambivalence and high-school shooting. It won the Orange Prize, and was made into a prize-winning...

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