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Mr. Beethoven by Paul Griffiths selected for Small Press Prize

We are delighted to hear that Paul Griffiths has been chosen for the most essential of small press prizes, the RofC!

As a fine artist and bookbinder attending the inaugural prizegiving, I was encouraged to explore the possibility of publishing novels as an extension of our ten year career in the book form. We did just that and, in 2019, we appeared on the shortlist with Chris McCabe’s Dedalus. In 2020 Paul Griffiths’ Mr. Beethoven went on to be chosen as a Book of the Month.

Rewarding the Longlist

The founder of the prize, Neil Griffiths, reveals in his Bookseller article that all longlisted presses will receive £1000:

We appreciate it’s not a huge amount, but we hope it helps in some small way.

http://www.thebookseller.com/blogs/spreading-love-1235380

We are hugely grateful to Neil and the prize for their ongoing disruption of prize culture. This move is characteristically sensitive to the psychological peril of being on a list, and right now £1000 will make a big difference. Thank you!

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 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.