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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’.

Hannah Silva wants YOUR old copy of Fifty Shades

Do you have a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey gathering dust at the back of your bookshelf? Don’t be embarassed: because now you can turn your literary guilty pleasure into cutting-edge theatre. Poet and playwright Hannah Silva is performing her one-woman show Schlock! in London from 8 to 26 November, and needs as many [...]