When Art Takes on a Life of its Own

Danny Moynihan’s acclaimed novel, Boogie Woogie, documents the inner workings of the art world from the extreme to the extravagant.

Searching for Nikolski

Charting the lives of three interconnected characters in Nikolski, Nicolas Dickner crosses continents and opens up new worlds in this fascinating novel.

Journeying through an epidemic

Three Letter Plague is Jonny Steinberg’s enthralling investigation into HIV and AIDS in South Africa, discovering why the AIDS epidemic will proliferate.

The personal & the universal

Mark Doty follows the success of his 2007 New York Times bestselling memoir, Dog Years, with a superb new collection of poetry, Theories and Apparitions.

Journeys, enthralling narratives and recent success

The Outcast is refreshing and captivating, proving that Jones is an astonishing new voice on the literary scene, and a publishing sensation.

Untold Stories, Contrasting Worlds & Dreams

At the age of 17, Faïza Guène wrote her first novel and sold over 360,000 copies. Now, with the release of her second novel, all eyes are on this creative prodigy.

Exploring Controversy & Exposing Reality

Irvine Welsh tackles controversy to explore the darker side of humanity. In his latest novel, Crime, he exposes the human impact of child abuse.

Bloodaxe Celebrates 30 Years With a Groundbreaking New Collection

In Person 30 Poets, gives readers the opportunity to not only experience words that inspire, but also to see the people behind the ideas.

Holding up a Mirror to Society

Alex Wheatle’s work is not only an expose of violence and gun-crime, but also an account of how identity and personal history changes after immigration.

Diversity, Creativity & Charisma

The Room of Lost Things was inspired by Duffy’s surroundings. “Faisal, our local dry cleaner said, ‘You should write about a dry cleaner. We know people’s secrets’.”

Social, Cultural and Political

Sean’s latest collection, The Drowned Book continues his critical success, winning both the prestigious Forward and T S Eliot Prizes in 2007.

Sarah Waters

Sarah Waters has brought the genre of lesbian historical fiction into the mainstream. In 2003, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Writers

Daljit Nagra

The words of Daljit Nagra illuminate his emotional perception. “Poetry allows you to be intense, because to some degree people expect it.”

Carol Birch

Carol Birch found instant success as a writer with her first novel, Life in the Palace, going on to win the David Higham Award for the Best First Novel of the Year.

Mary Gaitskill

Veronica is Gaitskill’s second novel, combining the decadence and debauchery of the 1980s, where Alison and Veronica, collide against the backdrop of New York.

Jack Mapanje

This year Jack Mapanje was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best Collection for his latest and highly acclaimed collection, Beasts of Nalunga (2007).

Sophie Woolley

Sophie Woolley is a dynamic force of innovation. As both a writer and a performer, she excels at fashioning believably satiric portraits.

Julian Gough

Times are strange for Julian Gough. The London-born, Galway-bred author spent seven years trying to revolutionise the novel with his ambitious Jude.

Jackie Kay

Kay’s latest work, Darling, published in October 2007, brings together into a vibrant new book many favourite poems from her four Bloodaxe collections.

Caryl Phillips

Caryl Phillips shows no signs of becoming any less prolific. His novel, Foreigners: Three English Lives, is a combination of historical fact, reportage and fiction.