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Happy 59, Lolita!

Today marks the fifty-ninth anniversary of the US publication of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita, and we’re celebrating by watching this video of Nabokov discussing it on Canadian TV, in a setting that… well,Read more »

Out today: The Doll Funeral

Today, we’re hugely excited to be publishing Kate Hamer’s novel The Doll Funeral. In the Guardian, Melanie McGrath writes that it “evoke[s] both Jeanette Winterson and Ian McEwan,” praising “the originality of the voice and the novel’sRead more »

FIGHT FASCISM NOW

Oh hell no. Oh absolutely fucking not. We’re not going to make nice with the Nazis. We’re not hearing them out. We’re not seeking constructive engagement with their political energies.Read more »

We miss you, Herman Hesse

If you’re wondering why you woke up this morning in a state of existential perplexity, it’s probably because today’s the fifty-fifth anniversary of the death of German writer and painter Herman Hesse, nicknamedRead more »

Out today: The Talented Ribkins

Toni Morrison wants you to read The Talented Ribkins. She writes, “For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself.” A lot ofRead more »

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