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A Proper Person to be Detained: The story of a murder and its aftermath

Posted on July 4, 2019

Catherine Czerkawska’s A Proper Person to be Detained, published by Contraband on 4 July, tells the true story of the mu…

J.A. Mensah wins inaugural NorthBound Book Award

Posted on June 28, 2019

Gateshead-based writer and researcher Juliana Mensah has won the inaugural NorthBound Book Award as part of the 2019 Nor…

Ghost Trees longlisted for the Wainwright Prize

Posted on June 5, 2019

Bob Gilbert’s Ghost Trees has been longlisted for the prestigious Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for UK nature and tr…

Chinese Spring: profound insights into modern China and Hong Kong

Posted on May 20, 2019

As the 30th anniversary of Tiananmen Square approaches, Christopher New’s Chinese Spring, published by Contraband on 30…

Mr Todd’s Reckoning: A first-rate serial killer thriller

Posted on April 29, 2019

Iain Maitland’s Mr Todd’s Reckoning, out now, is adrenaline-pumping, creepy and atmospheric – bringing a uniquely Britis…

The Nature of Spring is BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week

Posted on April 8, 2019

The latest in Jim Crumley’s “Seasons” series of books, The Nature of Spring, is Radio 4’s Book of the Week (8-12 April)…