Andrea Levy

February 15, 2019

Headline is hugely saddened by the death of Andrea Levy, the greatly respected author of SMALL ISLAND and THE LONG SONG on 14 February 2019. She had been ill for some time. When Andrea Levy began to write fiction, living in London in her thirties where …

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Exciting news for Andrea Levy fans!

September 28, 2018

Andrea Levy’s THE LONG SONG, set on a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the dying days of slavery, is being adapted by Heyday Television, in a joint venture with NBC Universal International Studios, as a three-part drama for BBC One. Published in 2010, TH …



July 30, 2018

We are overjoyed to announce that Tinder Press has acquired AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins.  Publisher Mary-Anne Harrington acquired British Commonwealth rights in the novel, at auction, from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein. The novel follows a mother …



July 26, 2018

First the land was taken, then the stories, then the girls… The Bookseller recently noted the rise in ghost and spooky stories hitting the shops. Laura Purcell’s THE SILENT COMPANIONS (Bloomsbury) is one. Happily, we can celebrate our very own Anna Maz …


IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY on the Man Booker longlist

July 24, 2018

Today, Tinder Press received the absolutely thrilling news that Guy Gunaratne’s extraordinary debut, IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY, has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018. The judges said of the novel: An ambitious mosaic of virtuosic ventrilo …


Exciting news for Chloe Benjamin fans….

July 3, 2018

It would have been hard to miss the publication of THE IMMORTALISTS – Chloe Benjamin’s masterpiece was a New York Times bestseller and here in the UK one of the most critically acclaimed books of spring 2018. We are poised to release a gorgeous paperba …


A Change of Wardrobe

June 25, 2018

One of the pleasures of publishing is seeing old favourites clothed in new livery. HEARTBURN, Nora Ephron’s deliciously funny novel of love, betrayal and revenge, has just come out in this beautiful Virago Modern Classic edition, along with a host of o …



March 1, 2018

We aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, though undoubtedly it is something we are all guilty of. The question is – whose job is it to clothe a book in a cover that looks both beautiful and yet also represents successfully the words within? Luc …



February 22, 2018

Thursday 12th April 7pm Go Home! Book Launch With Sharlene Teo, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Luiza Sauma, Will Harris Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA   Sunday 15th April 11:30a …


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 …


The Story of I AM, I AM, I AM

August 22, 2017

To celebrate the publication of Maggie O’Farrell’s extraordinary and unique memoir, I AM, I AM, I AM, Maggie’s long-term editor Mary-Anne Harrington draws on the parallels found in Maggie’s bestselling fiction… For me, I AM, I AM, I AM is extraordina …



August 10, 2017

Out today, Bernie McGill’s stunning novel set on the remote island of Rathlin in 1898. Read on for the chilling opening to THE WATCH HOUSE: The face of her, grey as flint, lying there in the iron bed. Such a lot of blood to birth one measly thing. Grai …


A Letter from Maggie O’Farrell

August 8, 2017

Dear Reader, This was a book I never intended to write. When I finished my previous novel, This Must Be The Place, I believed that I would soon start another work of fiction. Instead, I found myself engaged with what I thought was a private project, a …


I AM, I AM, I AM Events

August 1, 2017

On 22 August we are publishing Maggie O’Farrell’s brilliant and shocking memoir, I AM, I AM, I AM. Don’t miss one of these opportunities to see her discussing one of the literary sensations of 2017:   Monday 4th September 7pm: Lutyens & Rubens …



July 27, 2017

To celebrate 50 years since the decriminalisation of male homosexuality, we have asked both authors and members of the team for the moments that have meant the most to them in LGBT literature. ‘THE WELL OF LONELINESS by Radclyffe Hall: Made me howl on …


A Dystopian Reading List…

July 25, 2017

There is no denying that dystopian fiction has captured the nation’s imagination. While we have been gripped by a fantastic TV adaption of The Handmaid’s Tale, Naomi Alderman’s The Power has won the prestigious Bailey’s Prize. Published today by Tinder …


The Joy of Theatre

July 20, 2017

With Sarah Winman’s acclaimed TIN MAN publishing one week today, here she talks about her first true love, the theatre, and the vital affinity that can be found within its walls As both reading and writing are solitary pursuits, the need for theatre in …


TIN MAN Events

July 3, 2017

This summer, Sarah Winman will be touring the country to discuss the book everyone is raving about: TIN MAN. Saturday 15 July: Latitude Festival. Tuesday 25 July: Blackwell’s Oxford: an evening with Sarah Winman ( …


Sneak Peek: Some Letters from the Suitcase

June 15, 2017

Today we publish LETTERS FROM THE SUITCASE,  a very special collection of correspondence of two people very much in love during the Second World War. Mary and David Francis were only 21 and 19 when they met and fell in love in 1938. These letters, hidd …


Meet Sarah Gilchrist…

June 1, 2017

Feminism, 1890s Edinburgh and a twisting murder mystery . . . what more could you want from a read this summer? Read on for the opening of Kaite Welsh’s THE WAGES OF SIN, and meet our feisty heroine, Sarah Gilchrist . . . The corpse on the table smelle …


Writing the Roaring Twenties

May 30, 2017

Morgan McCarthy’s brilliant The House of Birds publishes in paperback this week. Deemed ‘enthralling’ by the Observer, and a ‘lovely, sumptuous, immersive read’ by Cathy Rentzenbrink, this is a novel that will transport you to 1920s Oxford to discover …


Journey to the #BrightEdge of the world . . .

May 4, 2017

She captured your heart with THE SNOW CHILD – now Eowyn Ivey has returned to once more whisk us from these rainy shores to the sublime land of Alaska. TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD takes the stunning landscape of Eowyn’s debut novel as its backdrop, …



May 2, 2017

The day is finally here when we publish Sarah Schmidt’s peerless, visceral novel SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE; the day when we can finally open the doors to the claustrophobic, blood-soaked world of the Borden household. This is a publication not to be missed. …


THIS MUST BE THE PLACE starts its journey in paperback

April 20, 2017

Today we publish Maggie O’Farrell’s Costa-shortlisted THIS MUST BE THE PLACE in paperback. To add to the copious critical acclaim this book has provoked since we first published last May, we have some further wonderful news – that the novel has been ch …


I AM, I AM, I AM: An electrifying memoir from Maggie O’Farrell

March 24, 2017

In association with the Guardian, Tinder Press were today utterly delighted to announce the publication of a revelatory memoir from one of Britain’s most loved novelists. I AM, I AM, I AM: SEVENTEEN BRUSHES WITH DEATH is Maggie O’Farrell’s electric and …


Tinder Press hits LBF

March 17, 2017

London Book Fair week was an especially exciting one for Tinder Press this year, with two new acquisitions and a prestigious prize shortlisting for Maggie O’Farrell. IN OUR MAD AND FURIOUS CITY Guy Gunaratne Tinder Press have acquired two novels from d …



March 1, 2017

To celebrate Tinder Press’ fourth birthday, during the whole month of March four of our defining Tinder Press ebooks will be available for 99p. Make sure not to miss out on the festivities… A PLACE CALLED WINTER Patrick Gale A Sunday Times Top Ten be …


Visiting San Domino

February 23, 2017

‘Attilio is famous for his ragu,’ Luigi tells me, nodding towards the stove. ‘The whole island knows he makes the best ragu.’ The sauce has been sitting on the stove for hours, the meat stewing slowly, flavouring the humid air. I know this because I ha …


5 Years of The Snow Child

February 2, 2017

Dear reader – today The Snow Child is five years old! On Feb. 1, 2012, it was published both in the United States and the UK. It’s a little dizzying, these years later, to recall its humble beginnings and all that was to come after. In 2007, I was preg …


The Road to Writing

January 26, 2017

As any aspiring author will know, the journey to becoming a published writer is never straightforward. Ronan Ryan, author of The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice which publishes today, takes us through his story.  I already knew with certainty that I wante …

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News: Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards

January 6, 2017

We are hugely proud to be able to announce today that one of our best-loved Tinder Press authors, Eowyn Ivey, has been shortlisted in the inaugural Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards in the Specsavers Fiction with a Sense of Place category. This is …


Tinder Press Open Submission: Update

December 15, 2016

We were delighted by the response to our open submission, which received over 2000 entries – thank so very much to everyone who entered, and for all of your enthusiasm, and interest in Tinder Press.  We have now contacted all of the writers whose manus …


Christmas Reads

December 14, 2016

What books get Tinder Press in the festive mood? Quite a broad range, it turns out… Christmas reads always remind me of that lovely scene at the start of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, with the four March girls facing their first Christmas without …


The Tinder Press Edit: December

December 1, 2016

And so here we are – the end of the year, the end of the Edit. We have laughed, we have cried, we have read bestsellers and prize-winners – but all good things must come to an end. There’s a distinct bite to the air, which signals winter is no longer c …


THE HOUSE OF BIRDS takes flight

November 4, 2016

Take a wonderful novel, a brilliant author, the ultimate neighbourhood bookshop and what do you get? The perfect launch for a Tinder Press novel. Last night we raised our glasses in style to The House of Birds, a book that critics can’t seem to stop ca …



November 3, 2016

On May 17 this year we published Maggie O’Farrell’s seventh novel THIS MUST BE THE PLACE to rave reviews and an incredible reaction from fans and new readers alike. Today, we publish a special seasonal edition in trade paperback, showcasing the gloriou …


The Tinder Press Edit: November

November 1, 2016

Welcome all, to the penultimate month of 2016: colder days, the grim experience of leaving work in the dark and a new edition of The Tinder Press Edit. After a jovial month in October, we thought it was time to get serious. Not only are the three novel …


Tinder Press on Tour: Amy visits Libreria Acqua Alta

October 26, 2016

You just can’t hold us down: Tinder Press continue their tour of the legendary bookshops of Europe. Venice as a place to visit is always quite the experience. Overwhelmingly beautiful, architecturally mind-blowing, perennially packed, and to cap it all …


The Caliban Rap

October 14, 2016

You’d think that after some, ahem, few decades in publishing, literary events might be a bit coals to Newcastle for some of us. Not a bit of it; last Thursday my friend and colleague Marion Donaldson and I stepped all the way over Blackfriars Bridge to …


Giving a Butterfly New Wings: Redesigning THE BUTTERFLY CABINET

October 6, 2016

Today, Tinder Press is reissuing Bernie McGill’s brilliant debut THE BUTTERFLY CABINET with a beautiful new cover, as well as a fascinating essay from the author on how a real life crime inspired her to tell this unforgettable story. Here, Siobhan from …


The Tinder Press Edit: October

October 1, 2016

2016 probably won’t be topping anyone’s ‘Best Year Ever’ lists anytime soon – so  in October, we thought we might give you some light relief, in the form of three brilliant and most importantly hilarious ebooks for a bargain 99p. Read them and weep (wi …


LOOK AT ME: An author Q&A

September 8, 2016

Today we publish the paperback of the stunning LOOK AT ME by Sarah Duguid. Showered with rave reviews upon publication, the novel has just been selected as a WHSmith Fresh Talent pick for this Autumn. Here, Sarah takes us through the inspiration behind …


The Tinder Press Edit: September

September 1, 2016

We hope you have enjoyed a summer of delightful Tinder Press ebooks for 99p. As we move into Autumn, Tinder Press is visiting the big skies of North America for the September Edit; do take a trip with us, and pick up one (or all!) of these gems for a b …


August Events

August 5, 2016

August is a very exciting time for the Tinder Press team, as we are welcoming the brilliant Eowyn Ivey (resident of the distant Alaska) to our shores. She will be visiting bookshops around the country so don’t miss the opportunity to meet this Pulitzer …

To The Bright Edge of the World


August 2, 2016

Today we publish TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD, the second novel from Eowyn Ivey, author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist THE SNOW CHILD. Eowyn’s second novel takes us back to the wilds of Alaska that she brought so vividly to life in her first novel, …


What Else Would a Young Film Star Wear?

August 1, 2016

In this essay published on The Center For Fiction, Maggie O’Farrell, author of  This Must Be the Place, writes about how an unforgettable dress found its way into her fiction. In my mid-20s, my friend and I managed to snag a flat near Angel tube statio …


The Tinder Press Edit: August

August 1, 2016

We hope you’ve been taking advantage of The Tinder Press Edit over the past couple of months. It’s the chance to pick up three of our brilliant ebooks for the bargain price of 99p. In August, our theme is a magical one – so read on to discover three Ti …


A Q&A with Rebecca Mackenzie

July 28, 2016

Today we publish IN A LAND OF PAPER GODS in paperback, the story of precocious Etta and her childhood spent in a Chinese boarding school for the children of British missionaries. This is a novel that received outstanding reviews when we first published …


The Edgware Road Murder: The Chilling Inspiration for THE UNSEEING

July 14, 2016

In February 1837, a labourer working on the Coldharbour Lane made a gruesome discovery: in a ditch he found a sack, and in that sack were two human legs. This was the final piece of a grisly treasure hunt that had begun in December 1836 when a bricklay …


The Tinder Press Edit: July

July 1, 2016

Last month we launched The Tinder Press Edit, offering readers the opportunity to nab three brilliant ebooks for only 99p. In July, our theme is ‘Coming of Age’ and we have three brand new titles that we are sure you will love, for the same bargain pri …


A Photo Essay from Stephanie Bishop

June 30, 2016

Today we publish Stephanie Bishop’s beautiful novel THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD in paperback. In this photo essay, Stephanie takes us through the places that inspired her novel, from the wilds of Cambridgeshire to the toy train of Shimla. View from Red …


The Peerless Jennifer Johnston

June 16, 2016

Irish literature is one of the most respected and rich canons in the history of English literature. The plentiful list of talent includes names we instantly recognise: Wilde, Joyce, Beckett; and then more recently the likes of Anne Enright, Roddy Doyle …


The Tinder Press Edit: June

June 1, 2016

This month we’re very excited to be launching The Tinder Press Edit: every month we will be picking out several of our favourite Tinder Press ebooks, and offering them to you at the brilliant price of 99p. For June, despite the terrible weather, we are …


Maggie O’Farrell: A follow-up to her articles on eczema

May 31, 2016

I have been amazed and touched by responses to the articles about my daughter’s eczema in the Guardian and Financial Times. Thank you to everyone who took the time to get in touch with me, via the comments sections, email and Facebook. It has been very …


Maggie O’Farrell in Oxford

May 25, 2016

A new Maggie O’Farrell novel is always a treat; experiencing her talk about the novel in person is even more rewarding. I recently had the pleasure of attending her event at Blackwell’s Oxford along with fifty or so other bookish fans, where she was in …

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Read the first extract from Eowyn Ivey’s To The Bright Edge Of The World

May 11, 2016

We are thrilled to share the first extract to be released from To The Bright Edge Of The World. The new novel from Eowyn Ivey, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Snow Child, will be published in August in hardback and ebook. ——————– …


*Exclusive* Watch the stunning new Eowyn Ivey book trailer

May 10, 2016

Early fans of Eowyn Ivey’s debut novel, runaway bestseller The Snow Child, may remember the beautifully illustrated book trailer which launched publication and garnered fans across the globe. Illustrator Fiona Woodcock’s stunning depiction of scenes fr …


Personal Effects – or how Maggie O’Farrell creates her film star heroine in This Must Be the Place

April 22, 2016

The best writers are surely those who surprise us, and one of the absolute joys of opening a new book by an author like Maggie O’Farrell, who marries such a distinctive tone and emotional directness with a desire to ‘make it new’ every time, is the cer …

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The book that nearly wasn’t: Maggie O’Farrell on THIS MUST BE THE PLACE

April 4, 2016

Costa-Novel-Award winner and Sunday Times bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell writes about how her new novel came to be, save for an almost-disastrous sticky-note mishap… We are thrilled to be publishing THIS MUST BE THE PLACE on 17th May in hardback …


IN A LAND OF PAPER GODS at Pages of Hackney

March 29, 2016

Last Thursday night saw Rebecca Mackenzie read from her book, In a Land of Paper Gods – a debut which, if you’ve been within five feet of me over the last nine months you will know is something of a favourite. The event took place at the warm and welco …


Elizabeth’s Shelfie

March 9, 2016

Our fantastic Publicity Manager, Elizabeth Masters, will soon be leaving Tinder Press for pastures new *cue unbridled sobbing*. Before she leaves, she has very kindly given us a sneak peek of her fabulous literary bookshelves. HEFT – The most unlikely …


Patrick Gale: A Bulletin from a Verandah in North Katoomba

March 5, 2016

Writing is an activity that usually requires me to be quiet, stationary and ever so slightly bored, so that the work in progress is the most interesting thing in the room. Even then, eighty percent of my writing time involves no physical writing whatso …


LOOK AT ME: Printmaking and Competition Time!

February 29, 2016

I’m a big fan of printmaking, the process itself, and the many beautiful ways it can be done. LOOK AT ME was the perfect opportunity to make a screen print from one of the book covers I’d designed. I contacted the London Print Studio : www.londonprints …


Sarah Duguid talks to Foyles about her debut novel LOOK AT ME

February 23, 2016

Writing exclusively for Foyles, Sarah Duguid is a featured author for February with her debut novel LOOK AT ME. Some people assume after reading LOOK AT ME, that I grew up in a bohemian household where my dad smoked pot and my mum scattered rose petals …

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Rebecca Mackenzie talks about her inspiration for IN A LAND OF PAPER GODS

January 21, 2016

A story of a child far from home and caught between two cultures, IN A LAND OF PAPER GODS marries exuberant imagination with sharp pathos, and introduces Rebecca Mackenzie as a striking and original new voice. Here, Rebecca shares her author’s note abo …


Sarah Winman’s A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is a Top Ten bestseller

January 7, 2016

© Patricia Niven The new year got off to the best of starts here at Tinder Press, when yesterday we learned that Sarah Winman’s glorious novel  A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS has hit the paperback Top Ten bestseller list. It’s a captivating book that’s very …


Tinder Press announces TO THE BRIGHT EDGE OF THE WORLD by Eowyn Ivey

December 9, 2015

Here at Tinder Press we love the fact that when the weather turns colder so many readers’ thoughts turn to one of the classics on our list, Eowyn Ivey’s THE SNOW CHILD. So we could not be prouder that Eowyn has today announced via her blog that we will …


Tinder Press on Tour: Elizabeth visits Shakespeare & Company

December 4, 2015

‘I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like people to open the door the way they open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in their imaginations’ George Whitman Last month I had a long …


A PLACE CALLED WINTER shortlisted for Costa Novel Award

November 18, 2015

Tinder Press is thrilled to announce that Patrick Gale’s A PLACE CALLED WINTER has been shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2015. The shortlists for all five Costa Book Awards were officially announced last night on BBC 4’s Front Row, where they desc …

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A Place Called Winter picked for Waterstones Book Club

October 5, 2015

Patrick’s Gale’s fifteenth novel A PLACE CALLED WINTER is his first with us at Tinder Press and we are thrilled that Waterstones have picked it for their autumn Book Club this year. If you’re yet to read the book described as ‘a tender tale of loss and …


Tinder Press reads

September 14, 2015

A small selection of what the Tinder Press team were reading and enjoying this month. My current bedtime read is Liza Klaussman’s brilliant Villa America. Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, and based on the couple who were said to be an inspiratio …


Tinder Press Celebrates Libraries

August 20, 2015

As the effect of cuts to library funding makes itself felt across the country, we asked our team and authors to say a few words on what libraries meant to them growing up.  I know I’m  not the only novelist for whom the local library was like a calm, p …


Who were the Ten Pound Poms? Stephanie Bishop tells all

August 13, 2015

My grandparents migrated to Australia from England in 1965. They travelled as Ten Pound Poms, part of an assisted passage scheme that allowed British citizens to travel to Australia for £10, while children travelled at no cost. Any Briton was eligible …


Top 5 Real Life Literary Spots in London

August 7, 2015

London is a wonderful place to live or visit for many reasons; not least the opportunities to experience Britain’s incredible legacy of history and literature in one sprawling metropolis. Also it has Platform 9 ¾. Here are five spots in London where li …


Guest Post: Hachette Australia publish THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

June 29, 2015

Hachette Australia’s Vanessa Radnidge takes us through the excitement building for Stephanie Bishop’s THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, which publishes in Australia tomorrow.  The most wonderful thing that can happen for an upcoming book that the whole comp …


From paw prints to the printers… #MarvellousWays

June 18, 2015

Sarah Winman stepped into the literary spotlight in 2011 with her debut novel WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT. Over 600,000 copies and four years later we are thrilled to be publishing her second novel A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS. Ever since we first read the manu …


On the road with Sarah Leipciger

June 15, 2015

Last week, our very hard working Tinder Press author, Sarah Leipciger, has had three fantastic events to promote her phenomenal debut, The Mountain Can Wait. On Tuesday, we visited The Kew Bookshop, a fantastic independent in West London where, in the …


Desert Island Books

May 26, 2015

The Tinder Press team consider what reading material would sustain them through the isolation of a desert island…   ‘My ideal read on a desert island would be my favourite novel of all time: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks. I have a tatty old copy …


Tinder Press Events June/July 2015 – Winman/Leipciger/Gale

May 18, 2015

Wednesday 10th June 7pm Tinder Press Foyles panel with Sarah Leipciger Sarah Winman & Maggie O’Farrell and chaired by Anita Sethi Venue: 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT Tickets: 020 7437 5660 …


Watch Sarah Winman talk about her new book: A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS

May 1, 2015

A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is Sarah Winman’s highly anticipated second novel following her international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT, which was a World Book Night 2015 pick. Out 18th June 2015 in hardback and ebook. Pre-order your copy of #Marvello …


World Book Night

April 23, 2015

World Book Night, the brilliant annual initiative that celebrates the joy of books and reading, is upon us once more and we’re delighted that this year Tinder Press’s Sarah Winman is one of the twenty authors taking part. Copies of her bestselling nove …


A PLACE CALLED WINTER in Bestseller List

April 2, 2015

There were celebrations at Tinder Press HQ this week as it was announced that the delightful Patrick Gale had hit the Sunday Times bestseller list with his first full historical novel, A Place Called Winter. A stonking publicity campaign organised by o …


When Patrick met Patrick: The Curious Cover Story of A PLACE CALLED WINTER

March 24, 2015

One of the perks of being the art director of a team of designers is that one gets to choose which projects to hand out to the other designers in the team and which to snaffle up for oneself. Having read and loved a number of Patrick Gale’s previous no …


Roopa Farooki on Making Time to Write

March 16, 2015

Mornings always sound hectic in our household, as any interviewer who has the misfortune to call me before the school run soon finds out. Our lofty discussion of books becomes inevitably peppered with ‘Not those trainers, THOSE trainers,’ ‘Stop upsetti …


Exciting news: Simon Mayo BBC Radio 2 Book Club

March 10, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that Patrick Gale’s new novel A PLACE CALLED WINTER has been selected for the Simon Mayo BBC Radio 2 Book Club. This is Patrick’s first novel as a Tinder Press author and we are delighted that A PLACE CALLED WINTER will be r …

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New acquisition brings The Other Side of The World closer for Tinder Press

March 6, 2015

Tinder Press has acquired Australian author Stephanie Bishop’s UK debut, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD. The novel tells the story of a fractured marriage, and of a woman torn between two very different worlds when her family relocates from England to Aus …


Pony Boy was a Writer

March 4, 2015

My daughter Eve, who recently turned 10, brought her first early reader home from school when she was four. We go in the car. We go on the train. We go on the bus. Big black print on white page, illustration of car or train or bus on opposite pages to …


Johanna Lane on childhood inspiration

February 10, 2015

Every Sunday when I was a child, my family drove from our Dublin suburb to County Wicklow, to the house that my maternal ancestors built in the 17th Century, and re-built after it had been destroyed by a fire in the 19th. Leaving behind the busy city, …

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Tinder Press Open Submission

January 19, 2015

**We would like to thank you for all your fantastic submissions in March – in the end Tinder Press received over 2,000 entries. We are currently reading through these, a process we should have completed by the end of the summer. If your entry was succe …


A Patrick Gale Journey

January 9, 2015

I first read Patrick Gale many years ago, when I was a fledging editor in another publishing house. Then, over the years, I fell in love with his writing, his very warm heart, sense of place, and his unerring way of digging deep into the soul of a char …


A New-Look Maggie O’Farrell

January 5, 2015

When we launched Tinder Press, it was very much on our minds that although Maggie O’Farrell has a huge fan base and is one of our most beloved authors, her novels (the first, AFTER YOU’D GONE, was published back in 2000) were all still in their origina …


Judy Chicurel: In My Own Words

December 15, 2014

Years ago, I attended a housewarming party given by one of my colleagues at the alternative high school where I taught English. The house was in a more affluent, secluded part of town, close to the ocean and further from the threat of retail expansion. …

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Morgan McCarthy: My Favourite Character to Write

November 6, 2014

The kinds of characters I enjoy writing always shift from novel to novel. In THE OTHER HALF OF ME, Eve’s cool villainy often appealed to me more than Theo’s endearing innocence. But by the time I was writing THE OUTLINE OF LOVE I was drawn to Ivy, a ‘g …

The Good Children


October 23, 2014

Sometimes the idea for a book just hijacks you, takes you captive, and you know you’re not going to be free again until you’ve written yourself out. That’s what happened with THE GOOD CHILDREN, when I was working on a quite different book, about an iso …


Andrea Levy: A video introducing SIX STORIES AND AN ESSAY

October 23, 2014

In SIX STORIES AND AN ESSAY, Andrea Levy, author of the Man Booker shortlisted novel THE LONG SONG and the prize-winning, million-copy bestseller SMALL ISLAND, draws together a remarkable collection of short stories from across her writing career. “Non …

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The Invention of Wings: Lovereading Book of the Month

September 25, 2014

To celebrate paperback publication of Sue Monk Kidd’s exceptional novel THE INVENTION OF WINGS, a Sunday Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 pick, selected it as their Book of the Month for October. A number of readers were sel …


The woman in the woods: Natalie Young writes for Waterstones

July 3, 2014

Take one fresh divorce, add a dash of The Twits, a soupçon of French fiction and a hint of childhood memories – Natalie Young describes the recipe for her delicious novel, Season to Taste or How to Eat Your Husband to the blog team at Waterstones… For …

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In conversation: Helen Walsh

June 22, 2014

Bookseller Leilah Skelton spoke to Helen Walsh about her novel, THE LEMON GROVE, for the Waterstones blog. Find out what inspired Helen to write in their Q&A. Leilah Skelton: We booksellers often try to sum up a book recommendation on a credit card …


Andrea Levy on the 10th anniversary of SMALL ISLAND

June 19, 2014

The 10th anniversary edition of Andrea Levy’s iconic, million-copy bestselling novel, with a foreword by Gary Younge. It is 1948, and England is recovering from a war. But at 21 Nevern Street, London, the conflict has only just begun. Gilbert Joseph wa …

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Extract from The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

June 18, 2014

As recommended on BBC Radio 2 Book Club, a tense, sensuous and piercingly insightful story of sexual obsession. Each summer, Jenn and her husband Greg return to Deia, on Mallorca’s dramatic west coast. This year the arrival of Emma, Jenn’s stepdaughter …


Tinder Press: One Year Old Today

February 28, 2014

Today marks a rather special day in the Tinder Press office, for it is officially our first birthday. And so it feels right to pause for just a moment and reflect on the year that’s seen us transform from a mere twinkle in Headline’s eye to a fully for …


Tinder Press Authors’ Recommended Christmas Reads

December 16, 2013

Morgan McCarthy, Helen Walsh, Natalie Young and Anton DiSclafani on their favourite books and book-related moments of the year, and which festive tomes they’ll be wrapping for relatives. Morgan McCarthy is the author of THE OUTLINE OF LOVE, out now fro …


Tinder Press goes to the Edinburgh Festival

September 3, 2013

Team Tinder Press donned their kilts and gamely hopped onto the East Coast rail in search of historic architecture, chillier climates, crowds of musicians, actors, acrobats, circus performers and all the many varied folk who make up the phenomenal even …

The Snow Child Eowyn Ivey

THE SNOW CHILD nominated for Pulitzer Prize

April 24, 2013

Tinder Press is proud to announce that Eowyn Ivey’s THE SNOW CHILD was nominated as a finalist in the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. The Pulitzer, awarded annually for distinguished fiction by an American author, is generally considered to be the highest accolad …


Brian Kimberling on his novel SNAPPER, from Tinder Press

March 20, 2013

With wry humour and real freshness, SNAPPER charts the disastrous love affair between career birdwatcher Nathan Lochmueller and the place that made him. Set in a brilliantly observed rural Indiana, ‘the bastard son of the Midwest’, SNAPPER is a book ab …

The Son Michel Rostain

Waterstones Eleven 2013

January 13, 2013

We at Headline are delighted that Michel Rostain’s THE SON has been selected for the Waterstones Eleven list as one of the most promising fiction debuts of the year. Tinder Press is publishing THE SON May of this year. A debut novel from author Michel …


Announcing Tinder Press

May 31, 2012

It is no ordinary day here at Headline Towers, for it is the day that we finally announced the arrival of our new imprint, Tinder Press. Here’s the press release in full: Headline Publishing Group is delighted to announce the launch of a new imprint, T …