Posts Tagged ‘Mark SaFranko’

Nowhere Near Hollywood by Mark SaFranko ‘Special Edition’

Monday, December 16th, 2019

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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BOOK LAUNCH: 5th October – Nowhere Near Hollywood by Mark SaFranko

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

5 October - Nowhere Near Hollywood by Mark SaFranko

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!

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Nowhere Near Hollywood

Author: Mark SaFranko

ISBN: 9781916004306 | 300 pages

Familiar to thousands of readers in France, Belgium, Switzerland and the UK from earlier novels in the series (Hating Olivia, Lounge Lizard, Dirty Work), Max Zajack, after years of struggle to get his writing recognised, decides impulsively – and unwisely – to try his hand at acting in order to get his career off the ground. If anything can bring him attention – as he tries to convince his long-suffering girlfriend, Gayle – it’s recognition as a performer. After all the most powerful man in the world, the President of the United States, is himself a flopped ‘B’ actor.

From playing a Native American pitching hot dogs, to dropping his trousers at an audition, Nowhere Near Hollywood – told with Max’s trademark cutting black humour – takes us on his long, wacky journey of heartbreaking near-misses as a playwright and screenwriter, through the fringes of the film and theatre industries in New York City. more»

The Suicide ‘Special Edition’

Friday, September 12th, 2014

We’re very happy to announce that we’ve got 25 special edition copies of The Suicide featuring signed and numbered postcards from Mr. SaFranko himself. Bourbon not included.

The Suicide 'Special Edition'

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED [Jan 2015] AND one fortunate punter (selected at random) will also receive a further 4 Honest Publishing titles of their choice*. Aren’t you lucky things…

The Suicide 'Special Edition' - Honest titles

Don’t miss your chance to own one of only 25 special editions of The Suicide. Praise:

Dan Fante: “A major work by one of America’s best authors.”

Sam Millar – New York Journal of Books: “A first-rate intelligent thriller.”

David Noone – Out of the Gutter: “For most writers, working within the specific limitations of a formula would be a constraint, for SaFranko it’s a release.”

Mark SaFranko’s novels include Hating Olivia (Harper Perennial), No Strings (Black Coffee Press) and Lounge Lizard (Murder Slim Press).

The Suicide Special Edition is being sold at the RRP price of £13.99 with FREE postage to the UK. Residents of EU and US can also purchase, but you’ve got to pay for postage – that’s just the way the tough cookie crumbles. You know the score – first come, first served.

The Suicide By Mark SaFranko – Special Edition (x 25)

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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»

The Suicide

Author: Mark SaFranko

ISBN: 9780957142770 | 288 pages

Hoboken: an amorphous, violent city, transformed into a chic high-rent neighbourhood full of disposable incomes and high aspiration. Police detective Brian Vincenti is charged with investigating the case of a young woman’s self-destruction – or murder – after she falls from an eleventh floor window in one of the town’s up-and-coming districts. Equally as haunted by his past as he is tortured by his present, Vincenti’s journey takes us beyond the damp, stained streets of Hoboken’s nightlife, and into his own chaotic world: that of transsexual former colleague Ellen Smith, his turbulent family life, and unshakeable demons.

Mark SaFranko’s work has been compared to Charles Bukowski, John Fante and Dan Fante. Subverting the conventional notion of the detective novel, and at all times original and unique, The Suicide invites comparisons to the psychological fiction of such classic crime writers as Georges Simenon, Patricia Highsmith and Ross MacDonald. more»

Mark SaFranko

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Mark SaFranko photo

Mark SaFranko’s novels include Hating Olivia (Harper Perennial), No Strings (Black Coffee Press), Lounge Lizard (Murder Slim Press) and God Bless America (Murder Slim Press). They have collected rave reviews and a cult following in Europe, especially in France, where a fourth novel, Travaux Forces (or Forced Labor) was recently published. His stories have appeared in over 60 magazines and journals internationally, including the renowned Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. In 2005 he won the Frank O’Connor Award from descant magazine for his short fiction. He was cited in Best American Mystery Stories 2000 and has been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize. Mister SaFranko is also a playwright. His plays have been seen on stages in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as well as many in the United States. As an actor he has appeared in several independent films, including Inner Rage, A Better Place, Shoot George, and The Road From Erebus, which are seen on cable television. His music is available on iTunes.

His novel The Suicide will be released by Honest Publishing in 2014.

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