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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‘I write about what frightens me’: A Q&A with Steven Maxwell

Posted 3rd November 2021

Steven Maxwell’s heart-stopping thriller, All Was Lost, is out in ebook today. We wanted to find out a little more about this chilling book by talking to the author himself! Tell us about how you came to write the character…

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Brutal barbarians or heroic adventurers?: Tore Skeie on the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and The Wolf Age

Posted 19th October 2021

Tore Skeie’s The Wolf Age, recently published with Pushkin, takes on a fascinating new perspective on the Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons and the building blocks of their societies. In a luxurious hardback edition full of images, illustrations and maps, this is…

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“I like writing about secrets”: A Q&A with Hilde Vandermeeren

Posted 4th October 2021

Up next in our Walter Presents series is The Scorpion’s Head, a nail-biting story of innocence and guilt from Flemish writer Hilde Vandermeeren. We sat down with Hilde to find out how she came to write the book, what’s on…

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