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  • The Philosopher and the Window Cleaner

    February 27th, 2015

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    Alex Christofi, author of Glass, tells us about the odd couple that inspired a relationship in his debut novel. In my first novel, Glass, my main character strikes up a friendship with his live-in landlord, a man known only as the Steppenwolf. The Steppenwolf is a recluse, who shuts himself...

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  • A glittering, dangerous edge: Jean-Patrick’s The Gunman and Fatale

    February 27th, 2015

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    Next month we’re bringing out two classic Jean-Patrick Manchette novels, The Gunman and Fatale. Assistant editor Nick Sheerin explains what it is that makes them so intricate and compelling, and what sets them apart from other noir fiction. Noir: it’s called that for a reason. Those short staccato sentences. Characters...

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  • Win our A/W ’15 Fiction Collection

    February 27th, 2015

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    Imagine these beauties sashaying down the catwalk at London Fashion Week… Twice a year, in time for our sales conferences, we print select upcoming titles months before their publication date. These proofs get sent to press and bloggers, people we think could become advocates of the titles. Let us introduce...

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  • Just a simple sandwich

    February 27th, 2015

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    Philip Teir, Finland-Swede author of The Winter War, wrote this short story during his afternoon as writer-in-residence at the Nordic Bakery. Find out more It’s July, and the city is empty. When she visits the doctor he talks into his little recorder the whole time instead of talking directly to...

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    Events

  • Alex Christofi at Drink, Shop, Do

    17th February 2015

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    SPEAKEASY PRESENTS TEN FOR ‘15: A FICTION SPECIAL We’ll be playing host to ten of 2015’s most exciting writers from a range of genres.  Readings, games and opportunities to meet the authors, all with added cocktails and cake. Our comperes for the evening are dynamic duo Ian Ellard and Tom...

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  • Sarah Perry at LSE Faith Centre Literary Festival fringe event

    Tuesday 24 February 2015

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    Foundations of Faith Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015 Time: 6-7.30pm Venue: Faith Centre, 2nd Floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Speakers: Sarah Perry, Professor Graham Ward Chair: The Revd Dr James Walters A conversation exploring the role of religious belief in European life and literature Despite the increased religious diversity of Western...

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  • Zoe Pilger at an evening with the Erotic Review

    Tuesday 24th February

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    An evening with the Erotic Review at Ognisko, the Polish Club restaurant With readings from Kate Copstick, Ian Dunt, Jonathan Green, Nichi Hodgson, Sarah-Jane Lovett, Jamie Maclean and Zoe Pilger. Presented by Ali May, Erotic Review’s International Editor, broadcaster and award-winning writer. Find more more & tickets at The Erotic...

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  • Sarah Perry at York Literature Festival

    Friday 27th March

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    Festival Book Club: After Me Comes The Flood Friday 27th March | 11.30am – 12.30pm Temple Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX Sarah Perry’s debut After Me Comes The Flood was critically acclaimed in 2013. The story tells a strange, unsettling tale of a man,...

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