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The amazing Washington Black is on the 2018 Man Booker Prize shortlist!

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In the second in our Postcript series, we go behind the book with Dunya Mikhail, who tells the incredible stories of the Yazidi women who esape ISIS - and the beekeeper who helps them.

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Esi Edugyan's tells us about her new novel Washington Black, which is on the 2018 Man Booker longlist.

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'Simon Rich is outrageously, lavishly gifted' - Caitlin Moran
'Simon Rich is the funniest writer alive' - Matt Haig
'Fabulously funny' - Lauren Laverne

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We're over the moon that Esi Edugyan's Washington Black is on the 2018 Man Booker Prize longlist.

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In the first of our new Postscript series, in which writers tell the story behind their book, Josephine Wilson explains how her experiences of engineering made it become a major part of her Miles Franklin Award-winning novel, Extinctions.

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Carmen Maria Machado's memoir In the Dream House is coming Autumn 2019Read More

Make a delicious, refreshing summer recipe from Ruby Tandoh's Eat Up!

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On the eve of President Donald J. Trump’s official visit to the UK, Serpent’s Tail is delighted to announce the acquisition of a new novel by America’s last remaining dissident writer, Jarett Kobek, author of the cult hit I Hate the Internet.

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Washington Black is the extraordinary new novel from Booker and Women's Prize shortlistee Esi Edugyan. Be one of the first to read the opening.

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Continuing our Pride 2018 celebrations, we're thrilled to share an exclusive extract from Gentleman Jack, our forthcoming biography of the extraordinary Anne Lister.

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Meet our summer reading line up, with books by Esi Edugyan, Simon Rich and Jarett Kobek.Read More
Hear from our authors and more of our staff as they share their favourite books for Pride 2018Read More
As Pride month 2018 kicks off, we ask Serpent's Tail authors and staff to tell us about their favourite queer booksRead More

Read the opening of Aiden Truhen's 'blackest of comedy crime novels', The Price You Pay

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We're thrilled to have acquired The Money Book by campaigning journalist, speaker and consultant Alex Holder.

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Read on for a brilliant Q&A between Marketing Director Niamh Murray and Joanna Walsh.Read More
We caught up with International Man Booker shortlisted author Antonio Muñoz Molina ahead of next week's ceremonyRead More

Camilo Ramirez tells us about his work translating Antonio Muñoz Molina's International Man Booker shortlisted Like a Fading Shadow

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We are delighted to announce that László Krasznahorkai and Antonio Muñoz Molina are on the shortlist for the Man Booker International Prize 2018.Read More

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