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Anna Kavan in Notting Hill

On the 14th of November in the Notting Hill Waterstones Christopher Priest, Chris Power and Victoria Walker will take a retrospective look at the life and writings of one of our most celebrated authors, Anna Kavan. This is in conjunction … 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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Anna Kavan, Enigmatic – and Generous

Novelist Fleur Smithwick, author of How To Make a Friend and One Little Mistake, got in touch with us via Twitter with the following photo of her mother Rose Knox-Peebles wearing a fur coat given to her by her friend … Continue reading

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China Miéville Recommends Anna Kavan

Fantasy fiction author China Miéville has chosen Anna Kavan’s short story collection I Am Lazarus as one of his six favourite reads. For more on this story, click here: China Miéville’s 6 favorite books. Peter Owen knew Anna Kavan and … Continue reading

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