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Lucie McKnight Hardy reads Cavities

  Lucie McKnight Hardy reads Cavities, an uncanny tale of dentistry and cruel pranks, taken from her collection, Dead Relatives. Dead Relatives is available now from Dead Ink Books and all good bookshops.   Dead Relatives

Dead Ink Autumn List 2021

Welcome to the latter half of 2021! (can’t believe we’re saying that…) We have 3 books coming in autumn and here they are… THE CASTLE – Chuck Valentine (as part of the Eden Book Society) (September 2021) Jon’s dad was something of a pioneer in 1972, after writing a new kind of book – a book …

New Ruins – Absorbed

Dead Ink has partnered with Influx Press to create a brand new imprint called NEW RUINS. Our first title is Kylie Whitehead’s Absorbed which you can pre-order very soon. Allison has been with Owen since university. She’s given up on writing her novel and is working a dull office job at the local council – …

Books of the Year 2020!

It’s that time of year again where we ask some Dead Ink authors and friends what their favourite books of the past year have been and what they’re looking forward to in 2021. Let’s get going: Naomi Booth Author of Exit Management Twitter: @NaomiBooth // Instagram: naomi_r_booth Favourite debut published in 2020 I loved Abi …

Dead Ink Spring List 2021

Say hello to the 2021 Spring list from Dead Ink!   Tariq Shah with Whiteout Conditions (coming in March) – PRE-ORDER Ant is back in Chicago for a funeral, and he typically enjoys funerals. Since most of his family has passed away, he finds himself strangely attracted to their endearing qualities: the hyperbolic language, the …

New Submissions Window

  Time to be quite brutally honest. We see Dead Ink as an accessible press, one that pushes boundaries and opens up the publishing industry to a wealth of writers and readers. We’re very proud of the books that we have published over the last five years and the authors that we have represented. We’ve …

Books of the Year!

Karen Havelin, Please Read This Leaflet Carefully Karen Havelin is a writer and translator from Bergen, Norway. She attended Skrivekunst-akademiet i Hordaland, and has a Bachelor’s degree in French, Literature, and Gender Studies from the University of Bergen and University of Paris Sorbonne. She completed her MFA in Fiction from Columbia University in May 2013. …

Tescopolis: an essay by Will Wiles

  After judging Granta’s “Best of Young British Novelists” list in 2013, the critic Stuart Kelly wrote an essay for the Guardian exploring the choices he and his colleagues had made. In this piece, Kelly lauded the diversity of the list, making the following intriguing remark: It is unashamedly the first best of British-Hyphen novelists, …

New Advisory Board!

‘Dead Ink are independent, ambitious and innovative, publishing some of the most exciting new and emerging writers from the margins and the underground.  These are exciting times for publishing and I look forward to working with Dead Ink as they continue to discover new voices and new audiences.’ – Kit de Waal ‘I’ve long thought …

The Eden Book Society Reddit r/Books AMA

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve schedule two AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with the Eden authors on the Reddit books subreddit. The Reddit books community boasts over 13,000,000 subscribers and we’ll be jumping in to answer any of your questions relating to the mysterious horror books known as The Eden Book Society. The Eden Book …