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THIS WEEK IN ARTS VOL.3: The Emma Press (books + interview)

Awarded with a grant from Arts Council England only one year after being founded by Emma Wright, The Emma Press has been publishing books for eight years.

Eight years of meticulous combination of quantity and quality, eight years of uncompromising expression, eight years of unwavering determination.

We couldn’t be happier to immerse ourselves into the colorful world of The Emma Press, and couldn’t be more admirative of all the work accomplished so far. 

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Dostoyevsky Wannabe Marc Louis-Boyard Slow Culture

WHERE TO BEGIN WITH… Dostoyevsky Wannabe (indie press)

Slow Culture just turned 3, and we’re back to basics. Since Frank Zappa and Miles Davis have their own guides, it’s due time for Dostoyevsky Wannabe to have theirs. Are we exaggerating? Certainly not.

Dostoyevsky Wannabe helped us falling in love with literature again, and are not likely to leave our seasonal and massive book wishlists any time soon. In the span of 4 years, the Mancunian small press founded by Richard Brammer and Victoria Brown edited, designed and published dozens of titles. In our opinion, it’s been a quality over quality affair all along.

Here are six titles that enchanted our life until now, one page at a time.

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WHY I WRITE VOL.6 Shane Jesse Christmass

WHY I WRITE VOL.6 – Shane Jesse Christmass

Shane Jesse Christmass is the author of Acid Shottas (Ledatape Organisation), Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze and Napalm Recipe (Dostoyevsky Wannabe). Police Force As A Corrupt Breeze awarded him a nomination for Best Australian Book by The Guardian in December 2016. Shane also played in Mattress Grave before joining Snake Milker.

Links to the books if you click on their cover (consider this as a post-Easter hide-and-seek game).

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WHY I WRITE VOL.2 – Marcus Slease

Marcus Slease was born in Portadown, N. Ireland and immigrated to Las Vegas at almost age 12. He left the U.S. in 2005 and is no longer a resident alien of the U.S. His latest book, Play Yr Kardz Right, is forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe in August 2017. Currently, he lives in Madrid, Spain and teaches English as a foreign language. Check out his website and add him on Instagram.

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