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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 …

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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, …

Rituals: Dead Ink at Light Night 2019

    To celebrate Liverpool Light Night 2019, we’ll be taking over Thoughtfully Cafè as we explore the creative rituals of writer Naomi Booth, and graphic designer Luke Bird. Join us on Friday 17th May between 6:00 and 9:30pm as we wax lyrical about writing, getting published and designing book covers! The first part of the …

Waterstones Wales Book of the Month Launch – Swansea (7th July)

Don’t miss your chance to meet Lucie McKnight Hardy author of the Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for July, ‘Water Shall Refuse Them’. Reminiscent of the suspense of Shirley Jackson and soaked in the folk horror of the British landscape, it’s an atmospheric coming-of-age novel and a thrilling debut. Lucie will be in several …

What Page Are You On? Podcast Live: Lucie McKnight Hardy (16th July)

  ‘A coming-of-age story where the threat of violence shimmers like a heat haze’ —Andrew Michael Hurley Tuesday 16th July 2019 7pm – 8pm 107 Charing Cross Road Join author of the beguiling folk-horror debut Water Shall Refuse Them Lucie McKnight Hardy for an exclusive live recording of the What Page Are You On? podcast hosted by Bethany Rutter and Alice Slater. …