Darren Allen and William Barker Interview

Monday, January 2nd, 2017


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.

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Koraly Dimitriadis Interview

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016


With her blazing collection Love & Fuck Poems now blowing minds in the wild, we interrogated the poet about self-discovery, repression, and writing poems on the loo.

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Aiden O’Reilly & Mike McCormack Readings

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Aiden O'Reilly & Mike McCormack

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…) more»

Bundle on the Bookshelf

Sunday, June 26th, 2016 more»

The Power of Repetition

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Gonna take all my money
Gonna stick it up my nose
Gonna stick it up my nose
Gonna stick it up my nose
Gonna stick it up my fucking nose *
* from ‘Fucked by Rock’ – full lyrics here
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The Suicide Featured in Foyles The Best Fiction of 2014

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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.

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Mark SaFranko Interview

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Mark SaFranko photo

Mark SaFranko – author of Hating Olivia, Lounge Lizard, and God Bless America – is about to set sail on the good ship Honest, and we’re rather excited to have this fellow aboard.  SaFranko’s warts and all, often bleak, thought-prodding style is Honest writing at its finest. Regularly compared to Bukowski and the Fantes (both father and son), SaFranko’s fanbase can already be found around the globe.

We’re very proud to be releasing his latest work The Suicide, described by Dan Fante as “a major work by one of America’s best authors” – we couldn’t agree more.  Accolades aside, without further ado, and surely the highlight of any writer’s career, it’s time for the Honest Publishing interview… (more…) more»

Readability & The Man Booker Prize

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

So the judges of the Man Booker prize 2014 have been announced, accompanied by a good old re-hash of the ‘readability’ argument unwittingly initiated by Dame Rimington in 2011. Is it ‘dumbing down’ to reward authors who write enjoyable books? Essentially, books are written to be read; just like any art form authors need to entertain and move their audience. But we already have a competition for the most readable books – bestseller lists. Let’s have a look what they show us. (more…) more»

The Vorrh: Extra Special Editions – B. Catling & Alan Moore Signed

Friday, August 9th, 2013

UPDATE: Sorry, folks – the super special edition (signed by both B. Catling and Alan Moore) has now SOLD OUT. Please see The Vorrh book page for the regular editions. For further queries, please email [email protected].


Can you spot the pattern in these numbers?

We can. Honest Publishing would like to smugly announce that we have retained 30 (of 300) Special Editions of The Vorrh, signed and numbered by B. Catling himself, and to those Special Editions we have added the signature of…Mr Alan Moore. (more…) more»

Dear Jo,

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

I have a cracking new idea for you. No, you don’t need to write Harry Potter: The Wasted Years.

First off, here’s a name: Robert Galbraith. This is now your name. And here’s a small independent publisher that’s totally unrelated to Little, Brown for you: Sphere. They will publish your detective novel. I hear Sherlock is back in fashion.

I know what you’re thinking, but let me reassure you that the millions of Harry fans, and those random other millions who happen to have heard your name or seen your picture, will love the intrigue. Why did Jo hide as Rob? What could the book be about? Etc etc they’ll buy it, Jo, they’ll talk about you, and the shitty little authors out there will bite their collective purple tongue.

How are the rabbits?


Bertie Knox
Agent Extraordinaire more»