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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 …

His Orchard – Andrew Michael Hurley on The Eden Book Society

One of the joys of book collecting is not necessarily acquisition but pursuit, and assembling a full set of Eden Book Society (EBS) novellas is challenge enough for several lifetimes. When the publishing house closed in 2006, it had issued 522 books – six a year since 1919, when there were only two hundred and …

Post-Truth Detectives: A Quintet

We are all detectives. Every day, we question the world around us, search for meaning, and seek to uncover hidden truths about life and ourselves. I think that’s why the genre is so enduring. There’s something fundamentally human about asking questions and trying to unravel the mysteries we’re faced with. Every time we open a …

Deconstruction: A Quintet

Magicians are sworn not to reveal the secrets behind their illusions. Some authors will talk about their art and their books, some avoid giving away all the tricks of their trade, preferring to preserve some of the mystery. I like books that actually deconstruct the workings of language and fiction as part of the very …

My Political Novel by Haroun Khan

There’s a really snotty attitude towards the political in novels. Maybe because life has been settled in this sceptered isle for so long, immune to invasion, governed in peace with histories of triumph and consistent progress. So, many English novelists have had the luxury of turning to the interior. The comfort of seeing the individual …

Emotional Geographies: A Quintet

Hollow Shores is a book obsessed with some specific landscapes and geographies. The two that feature most prominently are the city of London, where I live, and the North Kent coast of the Thames Estuary where I grew up. Both places exert a huge pressure on my imagination; this book exists because of them. Hollow …

Weird Landscapes: A Quintet

My day job is teaching creative writing. I sometimes find myself asking students to think about the setting in their piece of writing as a character in its own right. This teacherly request falls short in many respects – it doesn’t do justice to the complex relationship between place and people in fiction and poetry …

The North in New York

‘New York is bullshit!’ Anonymous American Editor   There is a temptation, being from the ‘outside’ as we are in the North, to paint major international cities in a less than favourable light. If we can highlight the problems of these super cities, and there are problems, we can present ourselves as a viable and …

You’re Not Working Class

When Anthony Calvert, Conservative Party candidate for Wakefield, tweeted about a self-described ‘working class’ man confronting him in the street, he made the wry observation that the man said this as he was walking into a Costa Coffee. Clearly, the man could not be working class if he splurged on lattes and cappuccinos like some …