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Granta 140: State of Mind

Paperback, 13/07/2017, £12.99
£11.69

After Kathy Acker: A Biography

Hardback, 31/08/2017, £20.00
£18.00

Gustave Flaubert

Paperback, 01/09/2017, £11.99
£10.79
A new critical biography of Gustave Flaubert, widely regarded as one of the world's greatest novelists, and whose work continues to influence and inspire writers, artists and musicians to this day.

Unknown Henry Miller: A Seeker in Big Sur

Paperback, 09/08/2016, £12.99
£11.69

Invention of Angela Carter: A Biography

Paperback, 12/10/2017, £10.99
£9.89
WINNER OF THE SOMERSET MAUGHAM AWARDSelected as a Book of the Year 2016 in The Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Guardian, Financial Times, Spectator and ObserverAngela Carter's life was as unconventional as anything in her fiction.

Making of a Bestseller

7, 01/03/2005, £11.99
£10.79

Writers Talk

Paperback, 01/05/2008, £17.99
£16.19
Presents a collection of interviews with contemporary British novelists that offers an insight into the authors' views on contemporary fiction; their influences and themes; readers and critics; and, why they write and their writing process. This title provides a snapshot of the reality of living as a writer.

Granta 133: What Have We Done

Hardback, 05/11/2015, £12.99
£11.69
Published in book form four times a year, Granta is respected around the world for its mix of outstanding new fiction, poetry, reportage, memoir, photography and art.

Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve: The Literary Quirks and Oddities of Our Most-Loved Authors

Hardback, 23/03/2017, £16.99
£15.29
What is your favourite author's favourite metaphor? This book will offer you the answers. Nabokov's Favourite Word is Mauve explores what the numbers can reveal about literature's classics, number one bestsellers and our own writing.

Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists

Paperback, 27/04/2017, £12.99
£11.69

On Writing: Memoir of the Craft

Paperback, 11/10/2012, £10.99
£9.89
'Part biography, part collection of tips for the aspiring writer' Guardian. ON WRITING: A MEMOIR OF THE CRAFT is a brilliant book on writing from the number one bestselling writer.

Household Tips Of The Great Writers

Hardback, 03/11/2011, £12.99
£11.69
Like Mrs Beeton, but with metaphors! A bumper omnibus edition of Mark Crick's three sparklingly funny books of literary pastiche.

Words are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer's Week

Hardback, 26/09/2016, £15.99
£14.39
A bright and wide-ranging collection of essays, reviews, talks, and more from one of our best and most thoughtful writers.

Letters to a Young Writer

Hardback, 04/05/2017, £12.99
£11.69

Rooms of One's Own: 50 Places That Made Literary History

Hardback, 01/06/2017, £12.99
£11.69
Visit the historic places where great works of literature were written

On Cats

Paperback, 04/08/2016, £9.99
£8.99
The perfect gift book for the literary cat lover - musings on the magical mystique of our feline friends, from American icon Charles Bukowski

Practice of Writing

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £9.99
£8.99
In this absorbing volume, David Lodge turns his incisive critical skills onto his own profession, salutes the great writers who have influenced his work, wonders about the motives of biographers, ponders the merits of creative writing courses, pulls the rug from under certain theoretical critics and throws open the curtains on his own workshop.

Granta 43: Best Of Young British Novelists

Paperback, 29/04/1993, £12.99
£11.69
Four judges - novelists A.S. Byatt and Salman Rushdie, bookseller John Mitchinson and "Granta" editor Bill Buford - set out to identify the most talented writers of the new generation. This is a collection of their fiction.

Granta 7: Best Of Young British Novelists

Paperback, 31/12/1990, £12.99
£11.69
This issue of "Granta" was inspired by the original campaign for the Best Young British Novelists. This book includes the writing from the 20 writers judged in 1983.

Novelists in the New Millennium

Paperback, 19/11/2012, £15.99
£14.39
A collection of interviews with leading writers such as Julian Barnes, Jonathan Coe, Kazuo Ishiguro, Hanif Kureishi, Arundhati Roy and Will Self. Through these interviews the book explores and introduces a range of key themes in contemporary literature, raising questions about genre, history, postmodernism, celebrity culture and form.

Write

Hardback, 27/09/2012, £12.99
£11.69
Writing a novel can be a slow, painful and lonely process. Many writers never manage to achieve their goal. This book helps you to rediscover the joy of your craft and rekindle your creative fire. It offers you support, guidance and encouragement as well as insight into the craft of writing.

Granta 81: Best Of Young British Novelists

Paperback, 15/04/2003, £12.99
£11.69
For the third time, Granta has selected 20 writers under 40 whose writing represents the best promise or achievement in British fiction. The collection includes stories by Sarah Waters, Rachel Cusk, Robert McLiam Wilson, Rachel Seiffert, Philip Hensher, A. L. Kennedy and Toby Litt.

Granta 124

Paperback, 18/07/2013, £12.99
£11.69
'Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.' - Jack Kerouac

In Their Own Words: Contemporary Poets on their Poetry

Paperback, 15/10/2012, £10.99
£9.89
In Their Own Words is a celebration of the variousness of contemporary poets living and writing in the UK today. 50-60 poets talk about their own poetic voices and their work. Essential reading for anybody who cares about poetry.

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

Paperback, 31/05/2012, £12.99
£11.69
In her entertaining and edifying New York Times bestseller, acclaimed author Francine Prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and tricks of the masters to discover why their work has endured.

Between Them

Hardback, 04/05/2017, £12.99
£11.69

Writing across worlds

Paperback, 23/07/2004, £11.99
£10.79
'From Chinua Achebe to Marina Warner' brings together new interviews and interviews with major international writers previously featured in the pages of Wasafiri magazine, founded in 1984 and now celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Slip of the Keyboard: In his own words

Paperback, 07/05/2015, £7.99
£7.19
With a foreword by Neil Gaiman, this collection offers an insight behind the scenes of Discworld into a much loved and much missed figure.

Unexpected Professor

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £9.99
£8.99
A funny memoir of John Carey, best known for his provocative stance on the arts and the academic establishment. It shows his journey from an ordinary background to Oxford's oldest literary professorship.

Coming to Writing and Other Essays

7, 02/09/1992, £13.95
£12.56
A collection of six essays, translated from the French, in which Cixous explores how the problematics of the sexes - viewed as a paradigm for all difference, the organizing principle behind identity and meaning - manifest and write themselves in texts.

Taking reality by surprise

Paperback, 01/06/1994, £8.99
£8.09
Advice, guidance, practical exercises and encouragement to help you through each stage of producing and publishing a piece of writing of any genre.

Something Nasty in the Slushpile

Hardback, 02/10/2014, £8.99
£8.09
Most publishers keep a "slushpile" - the stack of unsolicited manuscripts which contains a large percentage of preposterous or frightening book proposals, which might just conceal that one jewel of a bestseller or classic novel lying near the bottom. This book takes a tour through the 'do's and 'don't's of book proposal.

WRITING LIFE: WRITERS ON HOW THEY THINK AND WORK

Paperback, 17/04/2003, £14.99
£13.49
A dazzling collection of essays in which today's most celebrated writers explore their personal relationships with the literary life

Digested Twenty-first Century

Hardback, 10/04/2014, £12.99
£11.69
Digested reads of the 21st Century... so far.

Out of Sheer Rage

Paperback, 05/03/2015, £9.99
£8.99
Presents the study of the combination of bad temper, procrastination and the uncanny power of obliquity.

Negotiating with the Dead

Paperback, 04/11/2003, £8.99
£8.09
A fascinating collection of six essays, written for the William Empson Lectures in Oxford, each exploring an aspect of writerly contemplation.

Paris Review Interviews Vol. 2

Paperback, 01/11/2007, £12.99
£11.69
Brings together another rich, varied crop of literary voices, comprising: Graham Greene, James Thurber, William Faulkner, Robert Lowell, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Eudora Welty, John Gardner, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Philip Larkin, James Baldwin, William Gaddis, Harold Bloom, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Peter Carey and Stephen King.

Paris Review Interviews Vol. 3

Paperback, 06/11/2008, £14.99
£13.49
Suitable for all writers and readers, this volume builds on the success and acclaim of the first two editions.

Paris Review :Interviews Vol.4

Paperback, 05/11/2009, £14.99
£13.49
Since The Paris Review was founded in 1953, it has given us invaluable conversations with the greatest writers of our age.

The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking

Paperback, 15/05/2014, £10.99
£9.89
One of the best reviewed books of 2013, also shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Biography Award, now available in paperback

Granta 126: Do You Remember

Paperback, 23/01/2014, £12.99
£11.69
'The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.' -- Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

Granta 129

Hardback, 24/10/2014, £12.99
£11.69
Lunule. Moon rise over the reservoir - a hush of wind on the embankment, fingertip indentations in the grass, each with a darker lunule. She asks: What are you doing? I reply: Thinking about my life.' - Will Self, 'Key Stroke

Granta 130: India

Hardback, 29/01/2015, £12.99
£11.69
The world's most complicated nation is learning ways to describe itself. The novel and the outsider's eye no longer rule.

In Other Words

Paperback, 09/02/2017, £9.99
£8.99

Extreme Metaphors

Paperback, 30/01/2014, £10.99
£9.89
A startling and at times unsettlingly prescient collection of J. G. Ballard's greatest interviews.

Little Grey Cells: The Quotable Poirot (Agatha Christie)

Hardback, 10/09/2015, £9.99
£8.99
Discover the man behind the moustache in this book of one-liners by the world's most famous Belgian detective, revealing the wit and wisdom of Hercule Poirot and his creator, Agatha Christie. A perfect stocking-filler for every Christie fan, to help celebrate her 125th birthday.

World of Sex

Paperback, 04/06/2015, £9.99
£8.99
A title, in which the author argues that sex is at the heart of his writing because it is at the heart of life - a vital force as essential as bread, money, work or play.

Writing a First Novel: Reflections on the Journey

Paperback, 20/12/2013, £15.99
£14.39
This invaluable collection of essays by published novelists focuses on the journey of writing a first novel. Writers generously offer their insight and advice on the joys and challenges that new authors of fiction will inevitably encounter along the way. A literary agent and a publisher add their own professional perspectives.

Off the PAge

Hardback, 01/01/2008, £10.99
£9.89
A guide where today's best writers reveal their secrets.

 

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