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February 22, 2018

Thursday 12th April: Go Home! Book launch Burley Fisher Books 7pm – 9pm With Sharlene Teo, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Luiza Sauma, Will Harris   Sunday 15th April: Cambridge Literary Festival Ali …


Literary Gems for 2018

January 4, 2018

A new year means a new collection of books to get excited about and at Tinder Press we are all geared up for another year of excellent literary publishing. Here is what the team is looking forward to in the big 2018: ‘I read Jon McGregor’s RESERVOIR 13 …


Sarah Schmidt’s terrifying encounter with the Bordens

November 2, 2017

How Sarah Schmidt met the Bordens… I met Lizzie in a second hand bookstore in 2005. I should never have looked her in the eye. Habit and instinct saw me in the true crime section, saw me reaching for a book about women who kill. My arm bumped a shelf …


Exciting Acquisition News: LAST ONES LEFT ALIVE

October 13, 2017

In our first exciting acquisition news of the autumn, we are thrilled to have acquired two books by Sarah Davis-Goff, co-founder of Irish independent publisher Tramp Press.  LAST ONES LEFT ALIVE takes place in a post-apocalyptic Ireland, stalked by zom …



September 28, 2017

What an incredible year it has been for brilliant publishing. In homage, we thought we would share some of the highlights of our poolside reading (new and old)… ‘I really enjoyed the twists and turns of Erin Kelly’s HE SAID SHE SAID, which kept me gr …


Tinder Press Recommends: Short Story Collections

August 24, 2017

Today we publish a stunning collection of short stories, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY, from ‘master storyteller’ (Independent) Lesley Nneka Arimah. To celebrate, we have gathered here our recommendations of the best examples of the genre …


New and coming soon from Tinder Press

Tin Man

Sarah Winman

The unforgettable and achingly tender new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT and the Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. It begins with a painting won in a raffle: fifteen sunflo …

Published on July 27, 2017

Gather the Daughters

Jennie Melamed

For fans of Emma Cline’s THE GIRLS and Emily St John Mandel’s STATION 11, this dark, unsettling and hugely compelling story of an isolated island cult will get under your skin. GATHER THE DAUGHTERS tells the story of an end-of-the-world cult founded ye …

Published on July 13, 2017

What It Means When A Man Falls From The Sky

Lesley Nneka Arimah

A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer’s Prize winner Lesley Nneka Arimah, WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY is a debut with all the imagination of Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl and the t …

Published on August 24, 2017

The Watch House

Bernie McGill

In the vein of Hannah Kent’s Burial Rites, THE TAILOR’S HOUSE by Bernie McGill is the story of the modern world arriving on Rathlin, a remote Irish island, at the very end of the nineteenth century, with dramatic consequences for a young woman named Nu …

Trade Paperback
Published on August 10, 2017

The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice

Ronan Ryan

If you enjoy Colin Barrett, Kevin Barry, Donal Ryan and Lisa McInerney, you will want to read THE FRACTURED LIFE OF JIMMY DICE by Ronan Ryan. Jimmy is born a twin, and while he doesn’t know it, his nearest sibling has stayed with him forever, overseein …

Paperback book
Published on August 10, 2017

Mussolini’s Island

Sarah Day

Sarah Day’s MUSSOLINI’S ISLAND is a novel of sexuality and desire, of hidden passions and the secrets we keep locked within us. Based on the true story of the rounding up of a group of Sicilian gay men in 1938, this book is sure to appeal to readers of …

Paperback book
Published on September 7, 2017

Letters From The Suitcase

THE LETTERS FROM THE SUITCASE reveals the vivid, poignant and hugely detailed wartime correspondence between David and Mary Francis from 1938 to 1943, and a unique love story, sure to appeal to readers of Roald Dahl’s LOVE FROM BOY, Sheila Hancock’s MI …

Published on June 15, 2017