Friday 31 August 2007

Independent Review

The other day we sent a request to the Independent to see if there was any prospect for a review of The Enormity of the Tragedy . We didn't hear back on that one yet - but they were nice enough to put in a fantastic review of The Lady and The Little Fox Fur which can be seen here!

Friday 24 August 2007

Journey In Blue shortlisted

Peter Owen are v proud to announce that Journey in Blue by Stig Dalager has been shortlisted for the International Impac Dublin Literary Award for 2008. Dalager's book on Han Andresen is one we are very proud of here and Journey In Blue joins the list with nine other books. The prize is awarded to a book of high literary merit, seen to have enriched world literature. Past winners have included Colm Tóibín and Orhan Pamuk. We will have more news on the website relating to the Nobel Prize winner and Peter Owen v soon, but for now congratulation and fingers crossed for Stig Dalager....

Thursday 2 August 2007

Kavan Evening - Pictures

As promised, more on the Kavan evening on 3rd July at the London Review Bookshop. Here are a few photos taken at the talk, the full recording is coming soon....

The full panel for the evening. From left to right: Brian Aldiss, Virginia Ironside, Doris Lessing and Christopher Priest

Brian Aldiss in thoughtful mode as Virginia Ironside looks on

One of the highpoints of the evening was Doris Lessing's plea for Kavan's The Parson to be recognised as a Kavan classic along with Ice and Guilty. Here she is brandishing it for greater effect!