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Mr. Beethoven arrives today.

It takes irreverence to pay tribute to an iconoclast. Paul Griffiths’ invention, wit and skill have created the Beethoven 250 tribute. We could not be more proud of this book.

Travel to the United States in their infancy. Watch Boston society boil with anticipation as it produces Beethoven’s biblical oratorio. Feel the potential energy Griffiths weaves around this performance both the composer and the world would never hear.

Buy now: https://henninghamfamilypress.co.uk/books/mr-beethoven

Live Events

The launches of Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths and The Blackbird by Claire Allen are postponed until Autumn 2020. Register your interest at david[at]henninghamfamilypress.co.uk

Buy Books

You can still use our online shop as normal. Orders are sent direct from NBN International, who are observing strict measures to keep staff and customers safe.

The Trade can still buy wholesale from orders[at]nbninternational.com

New Books

Our publishing schedule for 2020 remains unchanged.

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Nibbies Small Press of the Year for the second year in a row!

The British Book Awards recognise innovation and achievement in publishing. The shortlisting recognises our Split Editions of 60 Lovers To Make And Do, by Sophie Herxheimer, and Mud by Chris McCabe.

It also takes into account our two Grants for the Arts Awards from Arts Council England, and new partnership with Unbound to pre-sell Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths.

    
Mud by Chris McCabe

Harpreet Kalsi captures our Cinema Museum launch in glorious color!

Harp (thatthingyoupluck.comgeddit?) flicked through Herxheimer’s brand new artists’ book, 24 pages per second, coming away with the idea to collage the night’s patrons of the arts with the curious artefacts of the silver screen that surrounded us. So look closely.

Herxheimer herself becomes tacked onto the cinema screen as she reads, like an escaped movie star, resplendent in a dress she screenprinted with collages for the occasion.

The audience used the index to call out page numbers for poems they wanted to hear and laugh along with. Like Hannah Höch, Herxheimer used cut and paste to throw beauty in the face of our ugly times. Fascism is ugly. Division is ugly. At the Cinema Museum we had love!

Delve into the book here, and please respect our neighbours on your way out.

Dedalus Shortlist announcement at University of East Anglia! Scenes!

We are delighted to announce that Dedalus by Chris McCabe has been promoted to the list of six finalists in the Republic Of Consciousness Prize 2019! The Premier Prize for Small Presses. We were present at the Love Takes Risks symposium and plenary panel (David Hayden, Eley Williams) to hear the shortlist announcement.

We thank the judges for unpicking the Gordian longlist, Neil and James Tookey at the prize (who tonight paid for a book to be made. Up yours Booker), generous sponsors and hosts at UEA, and most of all Chris McCabe for writing a stone cold masterpiece and having the spirit to keep on taking it to another level.

You can buy the book here:

Buy Dedalus by Chris McCabe 

Our Kickstarter continues! Discover the second installment from Chris’ incredible body of work!

 

We Are Small Press Of The Year 2019 Regional Finalists!

The British Book Awards (or Nibbies) have drawn attention to our unique line in publishing, making us one nine shortlisted Presses in London!
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The Awards say:

We received a huge number of fantastic entries this year so it really is a big achievement to make it to the shortlist.

We look forward to finding out the winner at The London Book Fair IPG Party in mid-March.

Thank You!

Meanwhile we must thank Chris McCabe, Pascal O’Loughlin, Sophie Herxheimer and our Colour Club; our Sales Team at Inpress Books; the wonderful book bloggers who review and recommend our projects, and the lovely community of readers who unleash our boxes of books.

Get Into The Mud.

You can follow and back our current project as it develops with our Kickstarter. Click the widget below to watch our video and discover the treasures on offer to early adopters:

 

 

With Dedalus still circumnavigating the literary world on the Republic of Consciousness longlist, we launch Chris McCabe’s second novel, Mud!

Mud is a re-imagining of Orpheus and Eurydice set beneath Hampstead Heath, tracing Borak and Karissa’s subterranean quest to split up.

Mud is fucked up. It’s unlike anything else. It’s amazing. – Sam Jordison, Galley Beggar Press

Exquisite Objects

An invitation from Gemma Seltzer at Kickstarter to take part in their month of Exquisite Objects has encouraged us to ditch our lo-fi pre-sale and run a Kickstarter campaign instead.

Kickstarter makes it easier to give subscribers a range of choices and to celebrate your support at the back of the book. It also means we can open up the creative process more, which is much more fun for everyone.

Digital Fanfare

Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd are really important. If we can reach 30% of our target in the first 48hrs it will boost the algorithms so even more people get to hear about what we are doing.

So click the link! Watch us channel our inner-Ayoade with our video, and see the treasures on offer: 

Mud: a story re-imagining Orpheus & Eurydice in London today

We can put the tenterhooks away for a bit and celebrate!

We are delighted to hear that Dedalus by Chris McCabe has been longlisted for the trailblazing Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses. The prize that has brought so many great books and publishers together over the last three years. The first port of call for anyone jaded by the scope of mainstream publishing. 90% of the books I have read in the last three years I found on this list. Counternarratives, the Absalon series by Simon Okotie, Forbidden Line, We That Are Young and Lucia from Galley Beggar, Darker With The Lights On (which led to a reading rabbit hole with Little Island Press).

It feels like being offered a seat at the top table of Independent Publishing. Thank you to the Judges!

Meanwhile get your copy of Dedalus here

And fill your boots with the longlist here on the TLS blog.

A Family Friendly Book Launch Fuelled By Colour Energy!

Amazing Colour Experiments that create Art buzzing with Colour Energy! 

Come and celebrate the launch of Colour Experiments by making a Colour Street with us at St Paul’s West Hackney. Enjoy a colourful non-alcoholic cocktail from our half-pint mixologists while your kids get their hands painty.

We learned to use colour at Central St. Martins School of Art, a course based on the Bauhaus Design and Form syllabus, including the colour theories of Itten and Albers. 

FREE 11.30am – 2.30pm
The Church Hall
St Paul’s Church West Hackney
182 Stoke Newington Rd
London N16 7UY

Books will be for sale on the day: £12.95

Preview and pre-order book here.

I’m delighted to be Independent Publisher of the Week on Bookblast.

Dedalus, already one of Bookblast’s Top 10 books for Aug, is getting VIP treatment. You can read my interview here, and look out for an interview with Chris McCabe and review of his debut novel later this week.

© Harpreet Kalsi thatthingyoupluck.com