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News, views and behind-the-scenes articles about our books, productions, authors and artists.



Announcing our 2017 publishing list

New year, new books. 2017 promises a punchy take on austerity Britain, wild swimming, Indian freedom fighters, must-see theatres and much more!



Melissa Lee-Houghton’s Sunshine shortlisted for the Costa Prize



Ten Best Penned in the Margins Covers

Penned in the Margins director Tom Chivers nominates his top ten best book covers from the past ten years of publishing: from bold conceptual designs to complex layered artworks.



Cain victorious at British Book Design & Production Awards

Poet Luke Kennard’s phenomenal collection Cain has been announced as the winner of a British Book Design and Production Award. The award was presented last night at a lavish ceremony last night at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, London. A finalist in the Literary category, Cain was up against two stunning books from [...]



Penned in the Margins to develop major new medieval-inspired project

Written between 1360 and 1390 by an enigmatic poet called William Langland, Piers Plowman tells the story of Will, who falls asleep in the Malvern Hills and experiences an extraordinary vision of England as a ‘fair field full of folk’.