We’re very happy to announce that we’ve got 10 x special edition copies of Nowhere Near Hollywood, signed by Mr. SaFranko himself.
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Nowhere Near Hollywood by Mark SaFranko, coming to bookshops and PayPal enabled websites near you, this October.
That’s right folks, despite our inadequacies as both professionals and human beings, the great Mark SaFranko has once again decided to park his latest novel – the next in the Max Zajack series (Hating Olivia, Lounge Lizard, Dirty Work) – in the poorly lit and slightly seedy Honest Publishing car park – no place to walk without your mother.
We’re launching Nowhere Near Hollywood at Hillingdon Literary Festival. Mark will be joining us as part of his European tour at Brunel University, 5th October, where he’ll be appearing on stage to talk about the new book and his work as a writer.
Hillingdon Literary Festival is back for its fifth year at Brunel University, London. A FREE festival (now we’ve piqued your interest…) of performances, readings, workshops, signings, and so much more – open to everyone in the wider community. The festival features world-renowned authors and celebrates local talent across a lively weekend of activities.
Registration is free and tickets are available here!
Honest sat down with Darren Allen (r) and William Barker (l) to discuss escapades with the Queen, new year ambitions, and the renowned trustworthiness of carrots.
And now ladies and gentlemen, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Lllllllllet’s get ready to Buuuuuuuuuuundlllllllllllllllllllllllllle….
The Date: 20th September.
The Time: 7:30pm.
The Venue: The Nines, Peckham, South London.
The Vibe: Groovy. Baby.
It’s the Honest Publishing Bundle on the Bookshelf book launch! To be Honest, there isn’t really any bundling. But there are some books and we have no doubt whatsoever there’ll be a shelf there somewhere. Come and help us celebrate the launch of Love and Fuck Poems by Koraly Dimitriadis (“Wow. Dimitriadis pulls no punches here. This is armed-missile poetry.”) and Belly Up! by Darren Allen and William Barker (featuring the pen work of Robert Crumb and The New Yorker‘s John O’Brien – a mad, butcherous, sweet, caustic carnival of surreal beauty and salt-in-the-eye satire).
What more could you possibly ask for from a Tuesday night? (And we’ve put a packet of bourbons* behind the bar – first come, first served. And some wine. Not much though, it’s expensive…)
The Nines, Peckham:
*Only two biscuits per person.
Your chance to see Honest Publishing author Aiden O’Reilly, author of Greetings, Hero, live in the flesh. Aiden will be joined by Mike McCormack on a mini-tour of London, with two dates signed up. Sincere thanks to Anthony Cartwright for playing a key role in instigating and organizing the trip. He will be discussing their books with the writers on the nights: (more…)
The end of 2014 saw a deeply silly furore over Seth Rogen’s The Interview, an otherwise forgettable, ‘satirical’ account of two bumbling idiots deployed by the FBI to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The film prompted rage from Pyongyang.
The whole affair was interesting to me because it was something of a rarity. North Korea often gets cross with other nations – that isn’t rare – but it’s unusual for the North Korean elite to get involved in cultural matters beyond their own border. Indeed, far more fascinating/horrifying censorship stories have emerged from within the hermit kingdom.
Take the life of North Korean poet Kim Chul. (more…)
Congratulations to us (and of course Mark SaFranko, who also played quite a large role…) for The Suicide featuring in this year’s Foyles The Best Fiction of 2014.
We’re number…one, two, three, four…well it doesn’t actually matter because it’s not in order (nine…) but being there at all is very nice indeed.