Mark Twain

Mark Twain is the legendary pen name of Samuel I. Clemens, whose central place in the American literary pantheon remains assured […]

Žemaitė

Žemaitė is the pen name of Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė, who was born to Lithuanian gentry in Samogitia, in the country’s northwest […]

O. Henry

O. Henry is the author of hundreds of short stories. He is renowned for his wordplay and “twist” endings, yet […]

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and moved to Britain as a teenager. She is considered one of the […]

D H Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer and literary critic. Born poor in a mining town in Nottinghamshire, he began […]

Rūdolfs Blaumanis

Rūdolfs Blaumanis one of Latvia’s greatest writers, is noted especially for his numerous short stories and plays, and for his […]

Oscar Wilde

  Oscar Wilde  was born in Dublin and lived mainly in London and Paris. He remains one of the most […]

The Prophet

‘To read it was to transcend ordinary levels of perception, to become aware … of a more intense level of being’
THE INDEPENDENT

Million-Story City

“Marcus Preece believed in the transformative power of a well-wrought story.”

THE GUARDIAN

The Machine Stops

The Machine Stops is not simply prescient; it is a jaw-droppingly, gob-smackingly, breathtakingly accurate literary description of lockdown life.”

WILL GOMPERTZ, BBC