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The Literary Fiction Communications Team

First peek at the film adaptation of Nick Hornby’s A Long Way Down, out March 21.

We think this YouTube commenter says it best: "Much Hornby, so Aaron Paul, very anticipation."


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Last year’s debut novelist superstar Taiye Selasi with her editor Venetia Butterfield and our debut novelist superstar to be, Emma Healey - at a sold out event last night hosted by Stylist, Waterstones and the pretty cool Ace Hotel.


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We thrive on routine, so we’re dubbing every Friday from this day henceforth to be Shelfie Friday. This beauty’s from marketer Celeste (possibly setting the bar just a little too high)


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This is how we market all our books now.

This is how we market all our books now.


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Proving that Pinterest isn’t just for mason jar hacks and cat pics (love them though we do) - our art department’s Pinterest board, full of new jackets, retro designs and (our favourite) rejected covers.

Proving that Pinterest isn’t just for mason jar hacks and cat pics (love them though we do) - our art department’s Pinterest board, full of new jackets, retro designs and (our favourite) rejected covers.


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Time lapse of Alain de Botton’s degrading signature (while signing 2000 bookplates). Looks like a few pens made the ultimate sacrifice, too.


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A SFW version of one of the saucy poems from Sophie Hannah’s The Poetry of Sex. (kindly edited here by our Penguin newsletter pals - sign up here for more monthly newslettery delights!)

A SFW version of one of the saucy poems from Sophie Hannah’s The Poetry of Sex. (kindly edited here by our Penguin newsletter pals - sign up here for more monthly newslettery delights!)


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The "Hatchet Job of the Year" book reviews always make for excellent reading


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'In 1987 a critic described me as “the anti-christ of narrative.” In my circle of artists that was a kind of compliment' — Deborah Levy


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To celebrate the upcoming release of Gretel and the Dark, we invited some lucky Spinebreakers members into the Penguin office to get a special tutorial on making papercuts inspired by the book and its dark fairytale themes, with papercut artist Poppy Chancellor leading the charge.

To celebrate the upcoming release of Gretel and the Dark, we invited some lucky Spinebreakers members into the Penguin office to get a special tutorial on making papercuts inspired by the book and its dark fairytale themes, with papercut artist Poppy Chancellor leading the charge.


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