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  • Philip Teir interview: Life is happening right now

    January 23rd, 2015

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    Philip Teir is the debut author of The Winter War, a family drama set in Finland that unravels any illusion we had of a perfect Scandinavian existence. His editor, Serpent’s Tail publisher Hannah Westland, asks him five questions. Women outnumber men in The Winter War, and yet at the centre...

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  • Cowboys and Indies: a definitive playlist

    January 23rd, 2015

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    Cowboys and Indies is Gareth Murphy‘s definitive history of the music industry. While he couldn’t possibly fit the entire history of the record industry into this playlist, Gareth Murphy has picked ten iconic tunes to listen to while getting your teeth into his definitive history of the music industry. Let...

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  • Authors’ Books of the Year

    December 16th, 2014

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    For our final newsletter of 2014, eleven of our authors have shared their best book of the year. The result is an eclectic mix of recommendations and an introduction to some writers new to us! Let us know your books of the year on Twitter @serpentstail and Facebook, where we’ll...

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  • Something beautiful in a flashbulb moment: the writing of Lester Bangs

    December 16th, 2014

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    Revolutionaries, heroes, anti-heroes and villains, and talentless geniuses: assistant editor Nick Sheerin on Psychotic Reactions & Carburetor Dung, a collection of articles by legendary music writer Lester Bangs Sobering thought: punk kicked off 40 years ago. For Lester Bangs, punk was the new thing. Punk was angry. And its anger...

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    Events

  • Philip Teir: writer-in-residence at the Nordic Bakery

    Thursday 29th January 2015

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    Next Thursday afternoon Philip Teir, Finland-Swede debut author of The Winter War will be taking up residency in the Nordic Bakery, Marylebone. From his table, armed with coffee and cinnamon buns, he’ll spend fika (afternoon coffee and cake, the Swedish way)  writing for the Nordic Bakery blog. Fika with us!...

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  • Beatrice Hitchman at Contact Manchester

    10th February

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    An evening of literature readings and spoken word as London’s award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to Contact. GUESTS - Beatrice Hitchman (reading from Polari Prize nominated Petite Mort) - J. Fergus Evans - Adam Lowe - Cheryl Martin (reading from her poetry collection Alaska) - Young Enigma HOSTED BY: Paul Burston Tickets...

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