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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 …

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Book Launch! Guest by SJ Bradley

Join us as we celebrate the launch of SJ Bradley’s second book ‘Guest’, a stunning piece of fiction inspired by true events. Samhain is a young, angry, and bewildered squatter living in an abandoned hotel in the North of England. One day he receives a message: his father – a man he never never – …

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 …

Know Your Place on Kickstarter

Know Your Place is a book of essays on the working class by the working class. The story of Know Your Place started shortly after Brexit and a conversation on Twitter, you can read about it here. Nearly a year later, here we are! We’ve got the book ready and now we’re raising for funds …

Five Dark Comedies for Dark Times

Before there was Hope in the Dark, there was Laughter in the Dark. By that, I mean dark humour, black comedy, a grunt from the gallows. Some trace this kind of sniggering back to the Ancient Greeks, but no doubt, it goes further still. Yet ‘black humour’ as a term wasn’t coined until 1935, when …

Should All Artists Be Anarchists?

  “I stay away from writers who think art is a competition for fame, money, prizes, etc. What matters is the work.” – Ursula K. le Guin   Say “anarchism” to most people and they’ll envision men in black, their faces covered, throwing a flaming bin through a McDonald’s window. But anarchism isn’t only broken …

Women Who Shock

‘I Love Dick’ and other dangerous thoughts Lately, I wonder how Chris Krauss felt when family asked her about I Love Dick. I admire Erica Jong for chatting gladly about zipless fucks. For although my book is never particularly explicit, it’s got the “c” bomb chucked in there, a kinky portion of dough balls, plus …

I Can Feel my Father Dying: Toxic Masculinity and the Fear of Potential by Harry Gallon

Writing is something I want to control. Writing is something I cannot. There are times when it feels like take take take. And, honestly, a very large part of me hates it. If I could come up with a way of skipping the time between deciding what to write about and having it written down, …

The Author Boot Camp

We awoke bleary-eyed after a stormy night to find several tonnes of concrete had collapsed onto the railway lines going into Liverpool Lime Street Station.

Introducing:
The Eden Book Society

We’re pleased to announce that Dead Ink has acquired the rights to the complete backlist and archive of The Eden Book Society.