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Özgür Uyanık’s debut novel, Conception, was published by Fairlight Books on 2 July 2020.  Conception is the journey of an anonymous artist, a sociopath who will do whatever it takes to get ahead; a dark comedy exploring who and what determines the value of art. Read this interview with Özgür to find out what inspired this novel.

As we are emerging from these strange times and the world is opening up again, we might start to look for our next destination. Even though, for some time, we probably won’t be able to travel far, we’re offering you some suggestions of destinations around the world that are linked with some of literature’s greatest. Following on fro

Our short story of the week is a story about bereavement by Amanda Staples. Amanda has the usual pile of stuff she can’t look at without a pot of tea and a whisky chaser, but keeps it to remind her that writing is a process; there is always much to learn and improve upon. Amanda hones her craft by dabbling in poetry, limericks and fl

NaNoWriMo is almost over! Most of you will hopefully be putting the finishing touches on your first draft and getting ready to write the words ‘The End’ on your manuscript. But the hard part is just starting, the second draft. Here are 5 tips to help you start the rewriting process:   Take some time away from t

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing four new literary fiction titles in 2020, all from exceptionally talented new and emerging literary authors. First up for spring 2020 is Conception, a novel by award-winning filmmaker Özgür Uyanık. For a long time there has been no antihero so deliciously self-absorbed, so ambiti

Leo Nickolls is the designer behind the cover of A Matter of Interpretation. We've talked to him about his path into graphic designing and his creative process. How did you get into the arts and what led you to graphic design? I grew up drawing comics and generally had a bit of passion for all things illustrated. I was supposed to

Elizabeth Mac Donald's debut novel, A Matter of Interpretation, is released on 5 September 2019 by Fairlight Books. An exploration into the life of Canon Michael Scot, a twelfth-century astrologer and personal physician to the Holy Roman Emperor, Frederick II, this novel takes the reader from the court in Palermo, to the Translation Scho

Have you ever wanted to see Tom Sawyer’s fence that Mark Twain writes about in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer? Or walk along the streets Joyce has wandered on, on his way to his favourite café? Would you visit the grave of an author to pay your respects to the person that created some of the greatest works of fiction? Cities around th