Thursday, September 25, 2014

Escalator Press September Newsletter



Welcome to the first newsletter from Escalator Press. In this issue:
•    our new books (we’re excited about them)
•    upcoming launches
•    Q&A with Kate Carty, author of Run Thomas Run.

Who is Escalator Press?

We’re a new Wellington publisher riding the wave of change sweeping through the publishing industry. We offer high-quality publishing values and a raft of distinctive writing voices.

Escalator Press is a bold new initiative from the Whitireia Creative Writing Programme.


Run Thomas Run by Kate Carty

November 2014

The Odishu family’s escape from Iraq is at the centre of this powerful debut novel that draws on concerns of our time.

‘They’re like God, Esther wanted to tell her. They know everything – your address, date of birth, the name of your cousin’s cousin, who your best friend is. They know who you voted for at the last election. Well, everyone knew that. Because if you didn’t vote for Saddam, you were already dead.’

‘A haunting story that brings the devastation of Iraq’s tumultuous history to life and examines its impact on future generations. Highly recommended.’
– Mandy Hager

Run Thomas Run will be launched 3pm Saturday 1 November at Paramount Cinema Lounge, Courtenay Place, Wellington.

ISBN 978-0-473-29524-0, RRP $32

The Shark Party by Janet Colson

November 2014

Art and illusion, possession and freedom are the heady components of this fast-paced psychological drama.

‘With its sharp sentences and luscious language, this seductive and psychological thriller is also a romantic romp in which to lose yourself ... a rich and compelling read.’ – Michal McKay, author of Wanaka

‘A story of a toxic romance in the heady New York art world that reads like a fast-paced thriller.’ – Andrew Wilson, award-winning biographer of Patricia Highsmith and of Sylvia Plath.

The Shark Party will be launched 6pm Tuesday 11 November at the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria University.

ISBN 978-0-473-29514-1, RRP $30

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