has been invited to contribute poems to many anthologies. Early in her career, her work was included in the influential Contemporary British Poetry, edited by Blake Morrison
and Andrew Motion
and published by...
contributed a novella, The Ripple Effect, to Doctor Who: 11 Doctors, 11 Stories, a Penguin Books
anthology intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the science fiction television programme Doctor Who with...
The book did well in Britain (the Times Literary Supplement called it in many respects a brilliant piece of work),
Lefanu, Sarah. Rose Macaulay. Virago, 2003.
but it sank with scarcely a ripple in the USA.
Macaulay, Rose. Letters to a Friend from Rose Macaulay 1950-1952. Editor Babington Smith, Constance, Fontana, 1968.
Jonathan Lethem revisited Ice in the New York Times fifty years after it appeared, in advance of its anniversary re-issue as a Penguin
classic. His notice opened arrestingly: Anna Kavan's Ice is book like the...
Despite positive reviews by Lorna Sage
in The Observer Review and Geoffrey Elborn
in Guardian Weekly, Brooks Peters
in Out says that the novel was not well received in England. However, the year...
Material Conditions of Writing
In the 1950s, UM
struggled with a long, semi-autobiographical work entitled Everyday Life in Jamaica to be published by Knopf
, but this was never completed. In 1964, the year before she died, she received...
Material Conditions of Writing
titled her second novel The Lessons. It was published by Penguin
after a long old slog, which involved cutting 50,000 words,
Alderman, Naomi. Naomi Alderman. Novels and Games. http://www.naomialderman.com/about/, http://www.naomialderman.com/about/.
the entire original opening.
Shackle, Samira. “The Lessons (review)”. The New Statesman, Vol.
, No. 4997, p. 55.
139.4997 (19 April 2010): 55
In her professional career, NS
gradually came to accept the role of writer for children as a more prominent part of her identity than that of writer for adults. She answered letters from children who...
Carol Ann Duffy
As a schoolgirl CAD
had a Saturday job sweeping the floor at a local hairdresser's. Her pay each week bought her ten cigarettes, a bottle of wine, and a Penguin
collection of some modern poet.
Wroe, Nicholas. “A life in writing”. The Guardian, p. Review 11.
In 2017 both KS
and Penelope Lively
were approached by Penguin
to select under-appreciated works for inclusion in a series of forgotten classics by female British authors in recognition of the centenary passing of Representation...
, writing from the mid-twentieth century, first in the USA and then in Europe and England, produced short stories and novels, the majority of them variously classifiable as thrillers or suspense fiction, a...
Levy says she began writing this reluctantly. I didn't really want to go back in my mind to that cruel society, to waiting for Dad to come back.
Chunn, Louise. “Deborah Levy interview”. Mslexia, No. 58, pp. 51-3.
The result was reprinted early the...
Work then began under the editorship of Lars E. Troide
at the beginning of the earlier journals: The Early Journals and Letters (five volumes, 1988-2012, which take the young Burney to 1783), The Court Journals...
30 July 1935
issued its first ten titles: sixpenny paperbacks with a characteristic penguin logo.
The two-year-old Penguin Books
launched its Pelican imprint: a non-fiction series (mostly history, sociology, economics, or politics) which, unlike Penguin fiction, were new works not reprints.
, a subsidiary of Penguin
designed to publish (initially) picture books for children in paperback, issued its first four titles.
published the first three titles in his Buildings of England series, an immensely knowledgeable gazetteer, county by county, of historic and other noteworthy structures.
29 July 1959
The Obscene Publications Act (England), 1959, replacing a predecessor of 1857, substantially modified its elements; it newly provided the defence of public good (which was held to include literary merit), and the use...
E. P. Thompson
published his influential historyThe Making of the English Working Class.
Designer Richard Hollis
produced a revolutionary look for John Berger
's Ways of Seeing in Penguin
paperback: the work's text begins on the cover, incorporating (as pages do throughout the book) a cover-like visual.
published with Penguin
her book on marital violence, Scream Quietly or the Neighbours Will Hear.
issued its first Virago Modern Classics, a historically important series most though not all of which were novels.
The cover of M. M. Kaye
's The Far Pavilions in Penguin
paperback (the year after its original publication) shocked Penguin's established constituency with its picture of a couple (the man with bare torso) kissing.
An exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London entitled Penguin
by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005 provided useful insight into its immediate topic, but also into twentieth-century book design in general.
By the end of July 2010
Sales of the three novels in the Millennium series by the Swedish writer Stieg Larsson
(of which the first was published in England on 10 January 2008) broke records with worldwide sales estimated at between...
Early November 2012
A merger was proposed between the publishers Penguin
and Random House
, that would create a mega-company with worldwide revenues of 4.1 billion dollars US.