July 2023

Hello all,

Hope everyone is staying safe and well this summer. The news is all a bit depressing at the moment, so how about we just talk books for a minute or two? We have A LOT to tell you.

Joseph Horowitz’ debut novel The Marriage: The Mahlers in New York is garnering superb reviews, with the latest from Clive Paget in Musical America:

With his unparalleled knowledge of fin-de-siècle classical music in America, Joseph Horowitz [has] brought us closer to Mahler and his wife Alma than any other author I have read… The Marriage is for anybody who enjoys a good read, but especially for people wanting to know more about who Mahler really was.

Stay tuned for an interview on National Public Radio with Joseph Horowitz about The Marriage.

We were thrilled to see that The Marriage topped Small Press Distribution’s bestsellers chart, with John Fulton’s The Flounder and Other Stories and Cameron Alam’s Anangokaa not far behind. Head to our website to see what all the fuss is about with these brilliant titles.

Patrick Colm Hogan made the journey to Glasgow for an event at Hillhead Library, discussing his epic debut novel A People Without Shame. It was great to hear Patrick go into depth on this outstanding book. You can pick up a copy from us or from Hillhead Library for those in Glasgow.

And now, to the small matter of our next books! We’re delighted to announce that we are putting three new titles up for pre-order. Click on the links below for more detail on each book and each author:

Catch the Moments as They Fly by Zoë Strachan

The Boy from Nowhere by Richard Robison

Guilt by Carter Taylor Seaton

And don’t forget that as a newsletter subscriber you have 20% off all pre-orders on our website! Just use the discount code N9ADB299 at checkout.

Finally, we are pleased to feature Kathleen M. Jacobs on our blog this month, with her piece Toxic Positivity Afloat. Kathleen was one of our short story winners in our competition last year, and perhaps this will be the first in a series of guest pieces. It originally appeared in the Register-Herald on May 20. Toxic Positivity Afloat: a Modern-Day retelling of Hemingway’s The Old Man and The Sea.

Until next month!

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