Ali Smith How to be both

How to be both, by Ali Smith is the winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for fiction 2015. Read both versions of its first chapter here.

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An #onthepage exclusive! Read an extract from Lydia Davis’ first – and only – novel, with an introduction by her editor and friend, Simon Prosser.

Hamish Hamilton Publishing Director Simon Prosser describes his experience reading Landmarks, Robert Macfarlane’s meditation on words, landscape and the relationship between the two, which has been longlisted for the 2015 Samuel Johnson Prize. 

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Simon Prosser, publishing director of Hamish Hamilton, blogs for us in the final week of November, as Penguin Shorts (our celebration of short form fiction) comes to a close.

Hamish Hamilton's influence on my literary education began some ten years ago – specifically when I was in my early teens and just beginning to develop an appetite for short fiction. Hamish Hamilton was the first UK publisher of a group of authors who, to me, best exemplified the form at the time: Truman Capote, […]