Author Archives: Crispin Peet

The Singular, Undeniably Unusual Life of Anna Kavan

Below is an article which initially appeared in The Nation magazine, written by Audrey Wollen: Machines in the Head gives a glimpse into a writer whose work and career upended conventions around fiction, opioids, and biography. In the foreword to … Continue reading

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Anna Kavan – The Awful Force of Inanimate Things

One of the brightest lights on the Peter Owen list, Anna Kavan, is in the spotlight herself Stateside. Here’s what New York Review of Books witer Miranda Seymour had to say about the US edition of our recent Kavan collection Machines … Continue reading

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In deep with Anna Kavan

A lengthy and perceptive feature review by Leo Robson in the New Yorker magazine of 23 March 2020 focuses on the British author Anna Kavan and Machines in the Head, a comprehensive new anthology of her writings published in late … Continue reading

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The Last Refuge reviewed in the Economist

Hasan Nuhanovic’s new title ‘The Last Refuge‘, published by Peter Owen last July, has been compared to Under Pressure by Faruk Sehic in the Economist magazine.  The article highlights how rare it is to find an account of the Bosnian war … Continue reading

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Ithell Colquhoun in the news

Following our recent release of Ithell Colquhoun’s ‘Medea’s Charms‘, and the Tate’s acquisition and subsequent display of an archive of her work, various media publications have been charting the art world’s rediscovery of this innovative, sometimes controversial surrealist. Artsy, an online … Continue reading

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