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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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Naomi Frears – a painting for Ice

The new edition of Anna Kavan’s Ice features the brushwork of British artist Naomi Frears. In the painting Wish You Were Here the brightness of her female figure seems ready to fade into the desolate black background which, cracked and vaporous, might describe … Continue reading

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Christopher Priest on Ice

Anna Kavan’s Ice was first published by Peter Owen in 1967. Today it is hailed as a classic of science fiction and an influential work of the ‘slipstream’ genre. A new hardback edition celebrates the enduring significance of this short and … Continue reading

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Cased Classics

Introducing an eye-catching series of special hardback editions – the Cased Classics. We have teamed up with some of Britain’s best and most promising contemporary artists whose work will feature printed paper-over-board beneath our elegant die-cut jackets. Classic fiction has … Continue reading

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