Emma Viskic: My Life of Crime with Caleb Zelic

Author of the Caleb Zelic series, Emma Viskic, has been writing the addictive crime thriller series since 2017 and won multiple awards. Here she explores the influences that played a role in the evolution of Caleb Zelic throughout the series.…

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Elena Medel: Five Women to Read in Women’s History Month

Posted 9th March 2022 by Elena Medel

In The Wonders, Elena Medel explores the lives of two working-class women, María and Alicia, against the backdrop of over fifty years of feminist struggle in Spain. Here she recommends five female authors to read during Women’s History Month and…

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Maxine Mei-Fung Chung’s female-led thriller recommendations for International Women’s Day

Posted 8th March 2022 by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung

by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung It is International Women’s Day and the electric psychoanalytic thriller THE EIGHTH GIRL by Maxine Mei-Fung Chung is now out in paperback. We asked Maxine to recommend her favourite psychological thrillers and suspense by female authors…

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An Introduction to Paul Biegel, from his daughter

Posted 9th February 2022 by Leonie Biegel

When I was little my father, Paul Biegel, my mother, my brother and I lived in a canal house in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. My brother and I had a room high up in the attic where in wintertime we…

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Look inside: an extract from Land of Snow and Ashes by Petra Rautiainen

Posted 7th February 2022

Land of Snow and Ashes by Petra Rautiainen (translated by David Hackston) publishes today with Pushkin Press. In Finnish Lapland, 1944, a young soldier is called to work as an interpreter at a Nazi prison camp. Surrounded by cruelty and…

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Food and Passion: an introduction and extract from The Family Chao

Posted 3rd February 2022

The Family Chao is an engrossing literary mystery that follows the family proprietors of a Chinese restaurant in a small Midwestern town. Here, author Lan Samantha Chang introduces an extract from the novel. ‘Food plays a consequential role in The Family…

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New in 2022: Pushkin’s must-reads

Posted 11th January 2022

Happy New Year! As we warm back up to real life, there’s one thing we’re most excited for: new books! With such an amazing year last year – Waterstones Book of the Month, International Booker Prize Winner and TWO of…

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Books of the Year: the Pushkin team picks

Posted 10th December 2021

Well, what a year it’s been here at Pushkin HQ! To name just a few highlights, we had a Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month, two selections on Barack Obama’s Reading List, two International Booker Prize shortlistings and one winner!…

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RV Raman: My Top 5 Crime Stories with Exceptional Settings

Posted 1st December 2021 by RV Raman

In the Harith Athreya mystery series, RV Raman takes readers to remote and scenic places in the vast Indian countryside that visitors don’t always go to. The first book (A Will to Kill, published on our Pushkin Vertigo crime list)…

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An Encounter with… Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Posted 11th November 2021 by Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Maya Slater

Happy 200th birthday, Fyodor Dostoyevsky! The Russian great is a name we relate to epic works of literature, but did you know he was also a masterful short story writer? In our new Pushkin Collection title, A Bad Business, Dostoyevsky’s…

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