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Serpent's Tail Catalogue

Read our Autumn 2019 catalogue below or download a PDF version here.

Read our Spring 2019 catalogue.


Our Autumn 2019 books have a lot to say about freedom – the suffering we endure without it, the lengths we’ll go to get it, and what we do with it once we have it.

We have Alix Nathan’s masterly novel The Warlow Experiment, about a twisted Enlightenment experiment gone wrong; Saidiya Hartman’s extraordinary Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, a radical account of young black American women at the turn of the century defining their lives on their own terms; Lila Savage’s devastating debut novel Say Say Say about a carer working for a couple whose lives have been shattered by a tragic accident; the 1970s patriarchy-smashing classic Memoirs of an Ex–Prom Queen; and Carmen Maria Machado’s In the Dream House, a memoir of a descent into and then escape from a violent relationship. And much more besides.

This fierce, unforgettable season of books reminds us how much of our freedom has been hard won, and how important it is that we continue to fight for and celebrate it.

Hannah Westland

Publisher, Serpent’s Tail

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