‘We can each make a difference through our individual actions’: Ele Fountain on MELT

Posted 29th April 2021 by Ele Fountain

Sometimes a phrase becomes so ubiquitous it begins to lose its impact. I sincerely hope that never happens to the phrase climate change. It’s simply too important. But there is an enormity to it, which naturally makes people wonder what…

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Sarah Blau’s Top 5 Thrillers

Posted 23rd April 2021

Next week, Pushkin Vertigo publishes Sarah Blau’s wickedly entertaining thriller, THE OTHERS (tr. Daniella Zamir). When Sheila’s old classmates start to be murdered, an old pact simmers to the surface: one in which they swore to never have children. Now,…

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Extract: The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz

Posted 30th March 2021

This week, Pushkin Press are publishing The Passenger by Ulrich Alexander Boschwitz (tr. Philip Boehm), a gripping novel of a life lived under the Nazi regime. Ahead of publication, we wanted to share with you an extract from the thrilling…

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Everything You Need to Know About… Ivy Compton-Burnett

Posted 18th March 2021

Ivy Compton-Burnett has always provoked strong reactions. Along with much critical success, she consistently elicited shock or dismay with each successive novel. Our new edition of Compton-Burnett’s A House and Its Head is ‘[t]he merriest tale of human depravity you…

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Extract: My Brother by Karin Smirnoff

Posted 9th March 2021

My Brother by Karim Smirnoff is a taut, suspenseful novel of hidden family secrets, abuse, trauma and resilience. It follows Jana as she returns to her family home in the remote rural north of Sweden, where she unravels the horrific experiences…

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An Encounter with… Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Posted 8th February 2021

Featured image: @mikitravelgram Murder in the Age of Enlightenment by Ryunosuke Akutagawa is available now from Pushkin Press, introduced and translated by Bryan Karetnyk. To give readers a glimpse into Akutagawa’s strange, beautiful, highly visual world, we have paired excerpts…

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A Q&A with John Kåre Raake, author of The Ice

Posted 5th February 2021

John Kåre Raake is one of Norway’s most famous screenwriters, but The Ice is his debut novel. The tense geopolitical thriller was a bestseller in Norway, and is now being translated into 7 languages and adapted for a television series. Pushkin Vertigo recently published in…

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New Year’s Resolutions from our Pushkin Children’s Authors

Posted 2nd January 2021

With such an unconventional year as 2020, it might feel a little odd to be writing New Year’s Resolutions. However, as the blank page of 2021 lies ahead of us, we think a reset would do us all good. So,…

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Christmas Around the World with Pushkin Authors

Posted 22nd December 2020

Christmas in Sydney with Tiffany Tsao I wasn’t always here for Christmas. By ‘here’, I mean Sydney, Australia, the Southern Hemisphere, where Christmas is a summer thing. Where time-honoured Christmas activities include barbecuing and beach-going. Where festive fare, alongside ham…

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Pushkin’s Books of the Year

Posted 8th December 2020

We made it! With 2020 drawing to a close, we are feeling extremely reflective over what has been a complete rollercoaster of a year. While we’re definitely looking forward to the new hope that January will bring, this year has…

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