Stoke Newington Literary Festival
Join us on the weekend of June 9th for the Independent Publishing Showcase at Stoke Newington Literary Festival - with our friends at Influx Press and Galley Beggars Press. Adam Biles will be reading, and Christiana Spens joining Sam Jordison, Kit Caless and Gary Budden for a Q&A on, “the nature of independent publishing: positives, pitfalls, how to get started and what lies in the...
“Grey Cats” by Adam Biles and “Death of a Ladies’ Man” by Christiana Spens are out in paperback! Buy your copy here:
Our paperbacks are now available to buy exclusively from the Galley Beggars Store. You can pre-order Adam Biles’ “Grey Cats”, and Christiana Spens’ “Death of a Ladies’ Man” (which will be dispatched by their release date, April 14th) - and Lee Rourke’s poetry collection, “Varroa Destructor” is available now! All our e-books and...
Lee Rourke’s debut collection of poetry, VARROA DESTRUCTOR, is on sale today! Buy the paperback from The Galley Beggars Bookstore… About the Book: Each of the poems in VARROA DESTRUCTOR occupies the space found in between poetry and prose, and more specifically: poetry and the ‘poetic’. Relayed via a series of events, observations and analyses, these purposely...
Kit Caless gets under the skin of Lee Rourke’s inaugural poetry collection and his beautification of boredom… Read the review here…
… Is interviewed here in “Totally Dublin”. His book VARROA DESTRUCTOR is out soon in paperback!
On Snakes Mini-Book Out Now
You can buy Yrsa Daley-Ward’s short story, “On Snakes” (from the short story collection “On Snakes & Other Stories”) here from the Galley Beggars Shop for just £3.50, including P&P. [The ebook version of the whole collection is here]
(Or the covers, anyway): All these stories are also available in PAR AVION, available on ebook from Amazon and the Galley Beggars Shop. Out in individual print form later this year… Illustrations by Christiana Spens
Guest List [How to go Bankrupt in NYC]
Buy our first chapbook / zine, “Guest List” in the Galley Beggars Store today… “A short story about ways of losing it in the big city – both financially and socially -”Guest List [How to Go Bankrupt in NYC] is the first in a series of chapbooks / zines published by 3:AM Press. Illustration also by the author.”
"Grey Cats" Giveaway
In association with The Next Best Book Blog, we’re giving away copies of “Grey Cats” by Adam Biles to ten lucky people… For more details on entering, click here.
Galley Beggar Bookshop
You can now buy our titles at the Galley Beggar Bookshop…
Chapbooks / Zines...
Our first chapbook / zines are available from the Galley Beggars’ Shop tomorrow…. A short story about ways of losing it in the big city - both financially and socially - “Guest List [How to Go Bankrupt in NYC]” by C. Spens is the first in a series of chapbooks / zines published by 3:AM Press. Illustration also by the author.
“On Snakes & Other Stories” by Yrsa Daley-Ward is out now on 3:AM Press. Available in the UK here, in the USA here, in France, here, in Germany here, Italy here, Spain here, and Japan here. From a destructive encounter with a lover’s long-lost sister in “On Snakes”, to a delirious but inevitably doomed night in Manchester in “This Blue, Blue Air,”...
Par Avion - Out Now!
Volume 1 of our new travel journal, PAR AVION, is released… From a romantic encounter in Cuba to a night train heading from Berlin to Paris, and from buying alcohol (with difficulty) in India, to navigating the social etiquette of the Arabian Peninsula, the travel stories collected in the first volume of PAR AVION inspire exploration of the world off the beaten track, challenging...
Mini Books Out Soon!
Here are the covers for the chapbooks we’re printing soon. Our first three (short stories) will be “On Snakes” by Yrsa Daley-Ward (an excerpt of her short story collection, coming out on ebook soon as well)… “Guest List [How to go Bankrupt in NYC]” by Christiana Spens, “The Famous Ice-Cream Run” by Joe Ridgwell and “Christmas Lantern” by...
Meet the Authors...
Find out more about our writers from the following links… ADAM BILES * CHRISTIANA SPENS * DYLAN TRIGG * LEE ROURKE * YRSA DALEY-WARD
Review of Death of a Ladies' Man
Lindsay Parnell at The Culture Trip saying some very nice things about ‘Death of a Ladies’ Man’ here…. “Upon its opening dialogue Spens’ narrative ignites—its momentum fuelled by lean, concise prose, which provides engaging intellectual considerations that never over-extend and beautifully define Adrian’s world. Above all Spens displays a brilliant emotional control...
Adam Biles’ GREY CATS is available in the UK from here, in India and the USA from here, in France from here, in Germany from here, in Italy here, in Spain here, and in Japan here… Christiana Spens’ DEATH OF A LADIES’ MAN is available in the UK from here, in India and the USA from here, in France from here, in Germany from here, in Italy here, in Spain here, and in Japan...
Galley Beggar Press
We’re featured in Galley Beggar Press today - read it here!
Praise for Grey Cats
“Grey Cats” is reviewed here by The Culture Trip… following praise and excitement by many, including: - Amy Sackville (author of The Still Point): “Positively Pynchonesque. Bravo!” - Sam Jordison, The Guardian: ”A very good book!” - Boyd Hilton: ”Adam reminds me of a young Philip Roth, a young Alan Hollinghurst, a young Martin Amis…” ...
Entertaining lies, nighttime and jazz...
“You see, it was books about Paris that convinced me to move here in the first place...” Adam Biles talks about his research for GREY CATS over at Necessary Fiction… And talks to Laurel Zuckerman about comedy, nighttime, Paris and jazz for Paris Writers News…
Love, Fantastic Love
Adam Biles’ GREY CATS reviewed by Brian Howton on The Hairy Review… “Adam Bile’s Grey Cats is a love song, as much for a city as it is for a woman. Biles traces the unseen lines of interest and attraction that tug at the narrator as he looks for his beloved. Melina’s sorties into the Parisian night were forewarned early in their relationship as common, but this night her...
Dylan Trigg’s “Body Parts” is now available to buy here (UK) and here (USA). BODY PARTS compiles Dylan Trigg’s thinking on subjects as diverse as haunting, agoraphobia, horror, animals, death, and the uncanniness of the human body. At the heart of the book is a phenomenological exploration of the relation between absence and anonymity. For Trigg, the experience of...
New Author: Yrsa Daley-Ward
We’re excited to announce that we’ll be publishing Yrsa Daley-Ward’s new book, ‘On Snakes and Other Stories’ in Spring 2013. More information soon! Author photograph © Matete Motsoaled
Feature on The Next Best Book Blog
Read the full article here… “3:AM Press is a very young publishing company, and was conceived at a time of panic and crisis earlier this year. I had been involved with 3:AM Magazine for some time, and from about February this year, they had been serializing my novel, “Death of a Ladies’ Man”. However crisis struck when the entire online magazine just disappeared overnight. I remember...
TRAILER FOR GREY CATS (click to view) →
Yann Rousselot’s review of Christiana Spens’ “Death of a Ladies’ Man” right here… “… Stylistically it delivers clean, sometimes stark and always measured prose, a narrative that stays close to the protagonists and takes it’s time without being long-winded, a pleasure to read. I was fascinated by the relationship between Adrian and his estranged,...
Grey Cats Launched!
Adam Biles’ brilliant new novel, ‘Grey Cats’, is out now! Buy it here… As an ash cloud impends over Paris, our English narrator wakes up alone and heads out in search of his French girlfriend, a habitual night-time wanderer. Passing through the unfamiliar landscape he recollects how they met and how their lives intertwined. But as his leads dry up and the ash falls...
Here it is… Death of a Ladies’ Man follows the rise and fall of politician Adrian Lowe, and the effect of a sex abuse scandal on his family and close friends. Exploring Adrian Lowe’s debauched past as a student at Cambridge and early marriage to his girlfriend from university, as well as their move to London in the late eighties, the book shows Adrian’s increasing loss of...
Adam’s reading at Shakespeare & Co, in case you missed it…
… A tale of initiation against a backdrop of imminent apocalypse that uses...– Breyten Breytenbach on Adam Biles’ new book, GREY CATS.
Shakespeare & Co. Reading
Adam Biles will be reading from GREY CATS on Monday 22nd October at the legendary Shakespeare & Co. (37 Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris, France 01 43 25 40 93)… Catch him there before the Picador 40 Event…
Excerpt: Death of a Ladies' Man
In case you missed it, 3:AM Magazine published an excerpt of Christiana Spens’ “Death of a Ladies’ Man”, soon to be published by 3:AM Press. Read it here. And soon, on here:
European Frontline Fiction with Lee Rourke
Lee Rourke will be reading at the European Frontline Fiction event at The Phoenix Club on Charing Cross Road on November 16th. Doors open at 7.30 pm for readings at 8pm. Also reading that evening will be: Thor Garcia (Equus Press), AM Bakalar (Stork Press), Stewart Home and Louis Armand (Equus). Should be a great evening! With thanks to Steven Fowler for curating the event.
Positively Pynchonesque. Bravo!– Amy Sackville, author “The Still Point” - on Adam Biles’ “Grey Cats”.
Adam Biles will be competing at Literary Death Match in London on November 29th! More information to follow…
“A Conversation with Lee Rourke” can be read here on Necessary Fiction. Lee’s collection of poetry, VARROA DESTRUCTOR, is out on 3:AM Press later this year.
A short story is a different thing altogether - a short story is like a kiss in...– - Stephen King
Here is a preview of the cover for Dylan Trigg’s new book, BODY PARTS. Graphic design by Will Stewart and original illustration by Christiana Spens.
Death of a Ladies' Man
Cover illustration (and novel) by Christiana Spens, and graphic design by Will Stewart.
… And a preview of the cover for Adam Biles’ novel, GREY CATS (also designed by Will Stewart):
The new cover for Lee Rourke’s book of poetry, designed by talented Will Stewart:
New Philosopher - Dylan Trigg
Dylan Trigg is slavishly working on his manuscript for BODY PARTS at the moment, which we’re happily publishing in the Autumn. Dylan is the author of two much heavier books, “The Memory of Place: A Phenomenology of the Uncanny” [Ohio University Press, 2012] and “The Aesthetics of Decay: Nothingness, Nostalgia and the Absence of Reason.” [Peter Lang 2006]. He is a...
New Author: Lee Rourke
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be publishing Lee Rourke’s collection of poetry VARROA DESTRUCTOR, in the Autumn. Lee is the author of short story collection EVERYDAY, and novel THE CANAL, as well as publishing stories and poetry in various anthologies and journals (including, of course, 3:AM).
In the real dark night of the soul it is always three o’ clock in the...– F. Scott Fitzgerald
New Author: Anna Aslanyan
We love the story that Anna Aslanyan has submitted for TROMPE LE MONDE, which is set in India and about the challenging effort of two women to buy some wine! She has also translated “The Last European” by Kirill Kobrin for us (from the Russian) for the collection. Previously, Anna has translated works by Peter Ackroyd, Martin Amis, Mavis Gallant, Tom McCarthy and Zadie Smith (into...