Thursday 9 December 2010

Litro Magazine showcase Endo's Silence

The online magazine, Litro has published Martin Scorsese's introduction to Shusaku Endo's
Silence which can be seen here . Scorsese's film of the novel is now said to be due for release in 2013.

Thursday 25 November 2010

H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life reviewed in The Wellsian

Our book on H.G. Wells has had a major review, viewable here, in The Wellsian, the well-respected Wells commentator Sylvia Hardy calling it 'meticulous and wide-ranging in its research and persuasive in its arguments

Monday 22 November 2010

Seven Churches by Milos Urban reviewed

The acclaimed novel by Milos Urban, The Seven Churches, has just received this great review in his homeland's English-language newspaper, The Prague Post

Thursday 11 November 2010

Nina In Utopia by Miranda Miller

We have just published a new novel by the brilliant Miranda Miller – Nina In Utopia. This was recently given a very positive review by Alfred Hickling in The Guardian

Thursday 23 September 2010

Year of the Hare - reviewed in Easy Living!

As well-known publishers fiction in translation it's not often that we get a review in a magazine like Easy Living – but this is the seemingly unstoppable The Year of the Hare we're talking about. Along with A-list beauty tricks that really work and sumptuous spas to soak away your worries they have in this month's issue their best reading list ever. This one just keeps running and running. . .

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Circus Mania review

and what a review it is for Douglas McPherson's Circus Mania on the Writer's Hub website, you can view it here

Monday 6 September 2010

Sophia of Hanover - Book of the Month in Majesty magazine

Our new book, Sophia of Hanover has been selected as Book of the Month in Majesty magazine. The selection can be viewed alongside

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Arthur's Round Coverage

A positively glowing review of Arthur's Round by Patrick Guinness can be seen here. This appeared earlier in Brewery History Journal but the issue is now free to download

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Making The World Legible

We are very pleased to to have one of our titles included in a new publication from English Pen. Making The World Legible is an anthology containing extracts from the 36 books that the programme has supported since its inception. This is a fascinating selection of fiction, non-fiction and poetry from some of the best international writers of our time; distinct and powerful voices from every corner of the globe. Our first translation of a Turkish writer – The Idle Years by Orhan Kemal – is included. The book is available FREE to download or from selected libraries in the UK - check out the PEN site for more information.

Monday 9 August 2010

Mail On Sunday reviews Circus Mania

Circus Mania by Douglas McPherson has received a full-page review in the Mail on Sunday. A very positive review from Roger Lewis no less, it is viewable on the author's Circus Mania blogspot here

Thursday 5 August 2010

. . . And another review for Michael Sherborne

and his book on H.G. Wells, this time in the TLS - this extensive review by Clare Harman can be viewed here

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Two Reviews for H.G. Wells by Michael Sherborne

We have received two more review for Michael Sherborne's H.G. Wells book, the first appearing in the Mail On Sunday, the other from Paul Johnson in The Literary Review

Tuesday 3 August 2010

A major new title in 2011

In Spring 2011, we will be publishing a major new autobiography: This Way To The Revolution by Erin Pizzey - you can find out more about Erin Pizzey's life and work here and we have already had a brief mention for the book in The Standard

Monday 26 July 2010

Kafka's Sister

These pages show Emily Hill's piece on Anna Kavan which is in the latest issue of Dazed and Confused

Friday 16 July 2010

Anna Kavan by Emily Hill in Dazed and Confused magazine

Our thanks to Emily Hill, who has written a perceptive piece in the latest issue of Dazed and Confused. The piece explains the cult appeal of Kavan, which is growing all the time, and her achievement in literature. For more on Kavan, have a look at our Anna Kavan pages and/or consult the newly-launched Anna Kavan Society

Monday 12 July 2010

Robin Hood reviewed in Watkins magazine

We have had another review for our Robin Hood book, this one appearing courtesy of the esoteric bookshop, Watkins, in their Summer Quarterly which can be previewed here. A copy of the review is alongside

Friday 2 July 2010

Year of the Hare - recommended Holiday reading!

This week our cult classic set in the Arctic wilds of Finland, The Year of the Hare was recommended for holiday reading in the Caribbean by Liz Hoggard in the Evening Standard (!) – see more

Wednesday 23 June 2010

Circus Mania author gives first talk

The author of Circus Mania, Douglas McPherson, gives his first talk on the book and on circus in general at the Time and Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth. Full details of the event can be found at the Circus Mania blog spot

Monday 14 June 2010

Circus Mania - some interesting mail

As noted previously, we had a launch for our book, Circus Mania on
World Circus Day. We had some interesting mail relating to that as can be seen here on the left. . .

Friday 28 May 2010

Another review Mike Sherborne's H.G. Wells: Another Kind of Life

We have had another review for the new biography of H.G.Wells by Mike Sherborne. This appeared in the Islington Tribune and will also appear in its sister paper, The Camden New Journal tomorrow

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies

Our paperback reprint of the acclaimed biography, Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies has received a review in The Art Newspaper

Monday 24 May 2010

Shusaku Endo on Radio 4's Open Book

The great Japanese writer, Shusaku Endo, author of Silence
was recently featured on Open Book

Thursday 13 May 2010

Robin Hood in the Yorkshire Post

One of the most interesting theories in John Paul Davis's book on Robin Hood is that the famous outlaw was actually from Yorkshire and not the Nottinghamshire area. Naturally, this has been picked up by the Yorkshire Post in this article

Tuesday 11 May 2010

Russel Crowe/Ridley Scott film release sparks new interest in Robin Hood

As the UK release of the Ridley Scott/Russell Crowe film of Robin Hood draws near, we have been receiving even more coverage for our book
- this latest article citing author John Paul Davis's bold new theory on the outlaw hero's origins has appeared in USA Today

Monday 10 May 2010

Tuesday 30 March 2010

Catalan in English translation

An interesting article can be found if you follow the link
here, a discussion about Catalan fiction in translation. We published Quim Monzo's acclaimed The Enormity of the Tragedy in 2007

H.G. Wells: Another Kind Of Life, extracted in the Sunday Express

Our book on H.G. Wells was given a double-page extract in the Sunday Express, exploring the complex love life of the author of War Of The Worlds

Monday 29 March 2010

Author Michael Sherborne on Radio 3 Night Waves

The author of our major new biography on H.G. Wells will be appearing tonight, 30.3.10 at 9.15 on Radio 3's Night Waves

Wednesday 24 March 2010

Antichrist by Joseph Roth reviewed in Metro

Our new translation of Joseph Roth's
The Antichrist – the first in 70 years - has been reviewed very favourably in today's Metro newspaper

Tuesday 16 March 2010

Robin Hood in Daily Mail

And another mention for Robin Hood, this time in the Daily Mail

Tuesday 9 March 2010

Circus Mania launch - more details

Some more details on the launch for Circus Mania which will be held on the 17.4.10. The event will start at 5.00, continuing to 7.00. This book launch is open to all and will be very different from most other book launches! Some more details here. . .

Monday 8 March 2010

Robin Hood in Telegraph

We have had another mention for the Robin Hood book, this time in the Daily Telegraph

Monday 22 February 2010

Tuesday 9 February 2010

Thursday 4 February 2010

Major coverage for Robin Hood: The Unknown Templar

Our book on Robin Hood is featured heavily in this month's Fortean Times. The hero of folklore is featured on the cover, also shown here, and there are a further six pages on him inside by author John Paul Davis.

Monday 1 February 2010

Circus Mania launch 17.4.2010

This April, we will be arranging a book launch for Circus Mania. This is on the 17th April, which also happens to be World Circus Day. This will be held at Circus Space in London. Keep an eye on our blog pages for more details on this event - all welcome!

Also on Mervyn Peake...

and worth going to is the website run by Sebastian Peake on his father. In his latest blog, he talks about a new song by Natalie Merchant, which is based on Peake's 'It Makes A Change', published in Book of Nonsense. To find out more on this, just click here

Mervyn Peake's Vast Alchemies

We have received a review for our book on Mervyn Peake, this on the Grum Books website

Thursday 28 January 2010

Circus Mania meets the Daleks

Douglas McPherson, the author of our forthcoming book, Circus Mania has written a story for My Weekly featuring the Daleks. To find out more check the Circus Mania blogspot here

Thursday 14 January 2010

Extract – Milos Urban's Seven Churches

In May 2010, we will be publishing a remarkable new novel by one of the most exciting writers in Europe, Milos Urban.
His novel, Seven Churches, is one of the most talked-about books in Europe, a best-seller in Spain. Our thanks to Edinburgh Review for publishing the extract shown here - the first time the English translation of Seven Churches has been seen. There will be a full webpage for this book coming soon.

Three Peter Owen titles now available as audio downloads

We are delighted to be now working with Audible, the UK's largest provider of downloadable audiobooks. They have chosen three titles of ours for 2010: Shusaku Endo's Silence and The Samurai and Edith Piaf's autobiography Wheel of Fortune. Both the Endo titles can be found here and the Piaf, listed as Must_Read Non-Fiction can also be downloaded here

Sebastian Peake on Gormenghast

Sebastian Peake, son of Mervyn, has just been on the Today talking about the art of Gormenghast. The artistic genius of Mervyn Peake is fully showcased in our acclaimed Mervyn Peake: The Man and His Art, now available in paperback. Those who missed the programme can pick it up on Radio 4's Listen Again

Tuesday 12 January 2010

Cheers for the Hare

One of our most popular books in recent times is The Year of the Hare, but this tale about an unassuming yet enigmatic and inspirational hare may well have led us to forget about the plight of this animal in this country - until we had a call from The Hare Preservation Trust. Annette Tait, one of the staff at the entirely volunteer-run Trust, filled us in on what they are doing for hares in Britain - and further afield. We are delighted to announce that from later this week, all sales of the book direct from their shop will include a 10% donation to the Trust. Annette also has her own blog here here.

Wednesday 6 January 2010

My Contemporaries Review

Jean Cocteau's My Contemporaries has received a review, above, in Bloomsbury Review

The Ice Palace featured on Bookgroup Info

Our friends at Bookgroup Info have been kind enough to include another one of our titles, The Ice Palace in their Recommended page

Tuesday 5 January 2010

More Reviews for Mike Ashley's The Darker Sex

Two reviews here for The Darker Sex, the acclaimed collection of ghostly, gothic stories by Victorian Women writers: one from Publishers Weekly, the other from an interesting website called The Literary Omnivore.Following the highly favourable reception to The Darker Sex, Peter Owen will be producing a companion volume, The Dreaming Sex, Tales of Scientific Wonder and Dread, also edited by Mike Ashley, in 2010. Keep an eye on the website for more details

Review for our Edgar Allan Poe biography

The Library Journal has released the following review of our book on Edgar Allan Poe

Robin Hood author interviewed

John Paul Davis, the author of our book on Robin Hood has been interviewed by the Nottingham Evening Post on his fascinating new theory on the life and times of an English icon

Brian Braithwaite blogs on Guardian Media

Brian Braithwaite, the author of The Press Book has recently written a fascinating piece on the Guardian Media website, describing the Top Ten Magazines that have been most influential in the post-war period.