THE SORROWS OF MEXICO: London Launch

Last night’s event at Waterstone’s Piccadilly, following Saturday’s talk at the Edinburgh Book Festival, was one to restore your faith in such proceedings. It was packed, it was passionate, and no-one seemed to want it to...

Two Historical Suspense Novels

Pierre Lemaitre’s The Great Swindle and Kjell Westö’s The Wednesday Club*: two prize-winning historical suspense novels that deal, one way or another, with the aftermath of the First World War. The Great Swindle was the winner...

Peter Terrin at the Edinburgh Festival

This was one of those events where the authors seem almost mystically well matched – and not just because we publish one of them and were disappointed to be pipped to the other.   Both...

Izzet Celasin on the Political Situation in Turkey

Izzet Celasin was born in Turkey in 1958. As a left-wing activist, he was arrested and spend several years in prison after the military coup in 1980. He moved to Norway in 1988, where he...

Introducing: FISH HAVE NO FEET and THE UNSEEN

    It’s a quirk of the human condition that it is difficult, in winter, to remember what it was like to be warm. Or, in summer, to recall what it was like to be cold....

Introducing: THE SORROWS OF MEXICO

      This Thursday, we are proud to be publishing The Sorrows of Mexico, a crucial collection of writings from seven of Mexico’s finest journalists, laying bare the violence and corruption behind the murders...

A WRITER’S ROOM THEY SAID by Anuradha Roy

        In her 1929 essay, A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf famously expounded the necessity of writers having the literal and figurative space to write. Whilst her essay particularly skewers the limitations...

Introducing: THE RETURN by Dulce Maria Cardoso

      Today marks the UK publication of Dulce Maria Cardoso’s dazzling coming-of-age pocket masterpiece, The Return. Translated by Ángel Gurría Quintana, and based in part on the author’s own childhood experiences, The Return...

Lydie Salvayre discusses CRY, MOTHER SPAIN with Ben Faccini

      This week, we are delighted to be publishing Cry, Mother Spain, Lydie Salvayre’s prize-winning account of the life of her mother during the early months of the Spanish Civil War. Here, in this exclusive...

Introducing: CRY, MOTHER SPAIN by Lydie Salvayre

    Ahead of its publication on Thursday, we are delighted to give you an advance preview of Lydie Savayre’s Goncourt-winning masterpiece, Cry, Mother Spain, translated by Ben Faccini:   Aged fifteen, as Franco’s forces...

Philip Roughton wins the Oxford Weidenfeld Prize for THE HEART OF MAN

      We are thrilled to share the news that Philip Roughton’s translation of The Heart of Man by Jón Kalman Stefánsson is the winner of this year’s Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, awarded at St...

Jean-Christophe Rufin is a hit with festival go-ers in Australia and New Zealand

      Jean-Christophe Rufin, author of The Santiago Pilgrimage, has spent the last week wowing the crowds (and by crowds, we mean really enormous ones) at the Auckland Writers’ Festival and the Sydney Writers’ Festival....

THE GREAT SWINDLE longlisted for the CWA International Dagger

      How many daggers can Pierre Lemaitre fit in his belt? It’s a reasonable question for an author who has already won the CWA International Dagger for both Alex and Camille. Now, his Prix Goncourt-winning...

THE HEART OF MAN shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize

      Philip Roughton’s translation of The Heart of Man, by Jón Kalman Stefánsson has been shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize 2016, the first time that the Prize will have been awarded since...

Sara Stridsberg elected to the Swedish Academy

      Hot on the heels of Andreï Makine and his election to the Académie Française in March this year, fellow MacLehose Press author (soon to be), Sara Stridsberg, has been elected to the...

Andrey Kurkov comes to London and takes over the airwaves

  “I thought that Soviet history was a hidden treasure because we were not taught correct and honest history, so everything that we were taught was false – which means that somewhere a real history...