We publish essential, politically-engaged books about the ongoing human journey
‘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.
‘Rapturous . . . [Horn] is the mystic’s David Attenborough.’ — New York Times Book Review
A kaleidoscopic, hallucinatory memoir that explores the trans experience through meditations on aquatic life and mythology, set against the backdrop of travels in Russia and a debilitating injury that left the author temporarily unable to speak, read and write.
‘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.
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
‘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.
‘Surreal, vivid, haunting, mischievous, visionary’ – Lauren Elkin
A strikingly original memoir of autism and transcultural identity, Drifts takes us through the souks, sands and cities of the Arabian Gulf, where the author is a native-born foreigner, to discover a new mapping of the self and celebrate the many stories a place can hold.
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.
‘Teaches us important lessons.’ — Rebecca Solnit
‘Will move and inspire you.’ — Adam Hochschild
As hundreds of thousands of displaced people sought refuge in Europe, the global relief system failed. This is the story of the volunteers who stepped forward to help.
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.
‘Utterly brilliant – engaging, thrilling, disturbing, revelatory, explosive’ — George Monbiot
This vital and eye-opening study draws on the latest evidence to unravel systemic ways that climate change is driving people mad – and shows how we can find inspiration in that madness.
‘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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
A first-of-its-kind anthology of nature writing by authors living with chronic illness and physical disability.
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.
An exhilarating exploration of islands – what they are, what they mean, and what they do – by a sailor who has never quite felt like he belonged on land.
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.