Who’s new from Pindrop?

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Titles you may have missed in the mad scrabble for Christmas….

Sarah Salway’s fabulous first collection You Do Not Need Another Self-Help Book  — get your own copy and enjoy her prize-winning poetry. Sarah is the new Canterbury Laureate, Royal Literature Fund Fellow at the London School of Economics and an acclaimed novelist.

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is an exciting new voice in British poetry. She is only 21 and already has a pamphlet to her name and in March 2012 Pindrop brought out her first full collection, Last March — a project commissioned by the Scott Polar Research Institute to mark the centenary of Scott’s final expedition.

Much-lauded poet Cherry Smyth’s third collection Test, Orange has launched and is one of the stand-out poetry collections of the year. Please visit her page to order your copy.

Emer Gillespie  first collection The Instinct Against Death was published in October and we are thrilled to have signed her as she is a talented novelist, scriptwriter and poet!

Graham Burchell’s second collection The Chongololo Club is now available. Graham was born in Canterbury and now lives in Dawlish, Devon. He has lived in a host of places in between, including seven locations overseas – Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Tenerife, Mexico, France (Paris), Chile and the United States (Houston, Texas).

And they’re also very pleased to have signed poet Alicia Stubbersfield. Her fourth collection, The Yellow Table, is now available to buy, pre-launch! Alicia is one of the judges for the 2012 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and also co-judges the writing section of The Koestler Trust Arts in Prison prizes for the northern region. She lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University.

Rethabile is a Mosotho poet who enjoys reading and writing. He lives in Paris, France, with his wife and two children. Rethabile is self-employed and works in language-teaching. He says he has been writing for a good while, learning through trial and error and picking up lots of sounds by reading and re-reading the poems that he likes. His work has been published in various magazines and online.

2011, our first year in business, was a real success. Our inaugural title, The Suitable Girl, by South African poet Michelle McGrane, launched in January and was followed by Pepek the Assassin from Joyce Ellen Davis, Dale Favier’s Opening the World ,To Know Bedrock by Sharon Black and Snow Child — a follow-up to Forward Prize Best First Collection shortlisted How to Pour Madness into a Teacup by Abegail Morley.

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