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Footnote Press wins Start-up of the Year at the FutureBook Conference 2023
We’re thrilled to have won this prestigious award and thank all our terrific authors for their support.
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Footnote Press and Counterpoints Arts have partnered to launch the 2023-24 Footnote x Counterpoints Writing Prize for writers from refugee and migrant backgrounds
The £15,000 award, which includes an advance of £5,000 and a publication agreement with Footnote Press, is for narrative non-fiction centred around themes of displacement, identity and/or resistance.
Footnote Press presents My Algorithm: GPT queered, an AI text generator trained on Hannah Silva’s genre-fluid memoir My Child, the Algorithm
Generate poetic texts in the style of Silva’s new book using our fine-tuned algorithm for a more surreal, surprising and queerer version of GPT.
Footnote in partnership with Voicemap, Foyles and Village Soho present a world of glitz, grunge, culture and protest, on a fabulous walking tour from Mayfair to Soho
Footnote invite you on a walking tour that explores London’s campest landmarks.
2 November 2023 | £12.99
Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction, Indigenous Writers’ Prize, UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing, Longlisted for the 2023 Stella Prize
Debra Dank has created an extraordinary mosaic of vivid episodes that move about in time and place to tell an unforgettable story of country and people.
30 March 2023 | £15.99
IRISH TIMES Books to look forward to in 2023
Debut novelist Soula Emmanuel tells the story of Phoebe Forde, an Irish trans woman living in Scandinavia who unexpectedly reconnects with her first (and only) girlfriend, igniting memories she thought she’d left behind.
6 July 2023 | £14.99
‘This fantastically strange, explosive debut novel entrances even as it unsettles. It’s so brilliantly written’ — Buzzfeed
A mesmerising debut novel of sapphic longing, intense obsession and fierce, defiant becoming – enthralling and visceral, this is an unforgettable vision of adolescence in all its horrific glory.
19 October 2023 | £20.00
‘Prepare to laugh, sob and dance’ – The Telegraph
This fascinating journey through the complex histories of India, its performance traditions and cultural history is a love letter to cinema, an invitation to learn about the largest film fandom on the planet, and a window onto the rise of modern India.
25 May 2023 | £20.00
‘Paul Baker captures essence of an essentially uncapturable phenomenon making it just knowable enough for all. My dear, she’s on fire!’ – Damian Barr
By the bestselling author of Fabulosa! and Outrageous!, this reappraisal of camp across time and in all its glorious forms shows how an inescapable part of popular culture has also played an important role in equality movements as a form of protest or resistance.
14 September 2023 | £14.00
‘Moskovich writes sentences that lilt and slink, her plots developing as a slow seduction and then clouding like a smoke-filled room’ – Guardian
A vibrant, muscular genre-bending novel set in the coldest night of a Berlin winter as decades of Russian and Ukrainian history unfold alongside a broken love affair. The Waste Land for our times, this is a forceful, dark and unexpectedly erotic anthem for doomed youth.
18 January 2024 | £12.99
Joyce Carol Oates assembles an outstanding cast of authors – including Margaret Atwood, Raven Leilani, and Cassandra Khaw – to explore, subvert, and reinvent one of the most vital subgenres of horror
28 March 2024 | £16.99
Bullshit Comparisons will challenge the way you think about the political use and social abuse of the metaphors and metrics that warp our understanding of an unequal world.
9 June 2022 | £12.99
‘Heartfelt, eye-opening, timely, essential.’ — Christy Lefteri
‘This book celebrates human resilience and the capacity for hope, serving as a powerful call for tolerance.’ — Observer
The stories of refugees who fled violence or persecution only to become trapped in the worst refugee camps in Europe.
20 July 2023 | £12.99
‘My Child, the Algorithm redoes what autobiography is. Funny, inventive and moving, it raises the stakes for the rest of us writers’ — Isabel Waidner
A book about love, loss and queer single parenting co-written with a machine-learning algorithm and a toddler.
26 October 2023 | £16.99
‘An anthology to treasure and return to’ – Elinor Cleghorn
A first-of-its-kind anthology of nature writing by authors living with chronic illness and physical disability.
3 November 2022 | £14.99
‘Skinner goes in search of a different way of life… a sensitive and colourful account’ — New Statesman
A journey around the UK’s communes, eco-villages and co-living spaces to find more compassionate, connected and sustainable ways to live.
5 October 2023 | £16.99
‘A brilliantly conceived family history, one that places questions of responsibility and atonement at the center of the conversation about America’s political future’ – the Whiting Foundation
An award-winning author investigates the entangled history of her Jewish ancestors’ land in South Dakota and the Lakota, who were forced off that land by the United States government.
22 June 2023 | £12.99
‘Utterly brilliant – engaging, thrilling, disturbing, revelatory, explosive’ — George Monbiot
An urgent, eye-opening study by leading climate change activist, researcher and writer that draws on the latest research and evidence to unravel systemic ways that climate change is driving people mad – and show how we can find inspiration in that madness.
21 September 2023 | £20.00
‘A riveting read. It’s captivating, enlightening, and thought provoking.’ ― Steve Stewart-Williams
An astounding and inspiring look at the science behind tribalism, and how we can learn to harness it to improve the world around us.
29 September 2022 | £12.99
‘A real celebration and ode to women who hold up the art of cinema.’ — Mollie Goodfellow
Leading film critic of her generation offers an unflinchingly honest and humorous account of her mixed-race millennial journey towards self-acceptance through a cinematic lens.
8 June 2023 | £12.99
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2023
Ponyboy pops pills, snorts speed, and attempts art as he comes to terms with his transmasculinity and addiction in Paris and Berlin, in the electric debut from Eliot Duncan.
8 February 2024 | £16.99
An exquisite debut novel weaving together the voices of three young women in Japan and the UK as the threads of their lives unspool in unexpected directions.
7 September 2023 | £14.99
‘A force to be reckoned with and utterly tireless… With typical laser focus, she repeatedly questions which things society pays attention to and which we consider insignificant.’ — Laura Bates, Guardian
Draws on first-hand experiences of war in countries as diverse as Ukraine, Syria and Northern Ireland to show how women’s wars are not men’s wars.
17 August 2023 | £12.99
‘Absolutely not to be missed’ – Vogue
A queer teen rebel escapes small-town Appalachia and becomes Los Angeles’s Renowned Lesbian Dominatrix in this searing and darkly funny memoir that upends our ideas about desire, class, and power.
6 October 2022 | £16.99
Foreword by Bernardine Evaristo
‘Extraordinary conversations with many of the greatest minds and most inspiring figures of our age… Together they form a snap-shot of where the peoples of the Black diaspora stand, today in the early 21st Century, and how much has been overcome to get here.’ – David Olusoga
7 March 2024 | £12.99
A vibrant historical novel following a tenacious and quick-witted young Japanese girl who becomes the protégée of a highest-ranking courtesan, from Akutagawa-Prize winner Kiyoko Murata