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A Sixty-Watt Las Vegas is the new Scarborough-centric collection from footballer-turned-poet Mike Di Placido - full of warm, witty and wise observations on the town, its culture, its residents and more. For full details on the book, click here.
Warm, witty and wise new
poetry from Mike Di Placido
Animals is the darkly-comic, somewhat-surreal second collection from York-based poet Miles Salter, taking inspiration from the natural world and the ‘most dangerous animal of all’ – us. To find out more about the book, click here.
Miles Salter packs a punch with new book Animals
Ghost Pot is the long-awaited first full-length collection from John Wedgwood Clarke; described in one review as a 'masterpiece that rewards continual rereading.' To find out why, and to order your copy, visit the book's homepage here.
John Wedgwood Clarke's
spectacular debut collection
© 2013 Valley Press | Bridge illustration by Jeremy Hopes
We're pleased to announce the first national Valley Press tour in almost two years - tickets are inexpensive and in some cases free! Click here for all the details, and to book your seats to hear some fantastic literature (and go to a couple of parties!)
Announcing our 2013 tour: tickets on sale now
All Over the Place: A Life is the autobiography of retired Charted Engineer Ron Southerton; a life both ordinary and remarkable; recognisable and unusual, taking us from 1925 to 2013. Click here for more details and an extract.
Head All Over the Place with our first autobiography
In 2013, The Big Issue in the North launched an award for new writing. One hundred and eleven people submitted short stories to the judging panel, who chose one winner of £1000, and ten finalists, all of whom appear in our new anthology, out now.
The Big Issue in the North:
Award for Short Fiction 2013
In this major new anthology, an array of objects from the history of science and medicine serve as inspiration for seven of the UK's top poets, and one phenomenal illustrator. Click for more details on the book, and the launch event at the Science Museum, London.
Pocket Horizon, new poetry introduced by Don Paterson
Patrick Lodge - born in Wales, based in Yorkshire, with an Irish passport - is no stranger to travel, which has helped him pack his first poetry collection An Anniversary of Flight with fantastic locations and language. Find out more and read extracts here.
Take 'flight' this October
with excellent new poetry