‘Fundamental, beautiful or total menace’: an interview with Ryan Van Winkle (Part the First)

Photograph by Chris Scott

  The Good Dark is a book about secrets and mysteries. Do you have any secrets you would like to share with us today? Ah, secrets – well, I don’t like chocolate ice-cream & my knee hurts because I cycled into a parked car last week but I guess any other secrets will be revealed in [...]

Midland longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2015

Photograph by Carlo Zambon

We could not be more thrilled to announce that Midland by Honor Gavin has been longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2015, alongside literary superstars Martin Amis and Hilary Mantel.

Beyond the book: Announcing our 2015 Programme


Beyoncé to publish book of poems

It’s been hard to keep this news to ourselves, but today we can finally announce that, yes, we have signed a contract with Beyoncé Knowles to publish her first book of poems. Titled simply Poems, the collection will include both original, never-before-published poetry and song lyrics from Beyoncé’s back catalogue such as ‘Single Ladies (Put [...]

Important advice regarding the solar eclipse

Poet and sun-worshipper Simon Barraclough with some important advice regarding Friday’s partial solar eclipse