The Indigo Press is an independent publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, based in London. Guided by a spirit of internationalism, feminism and social justice, we publish books to make readers see the world afresh, question their behaviour and beliefs, and imagine a better future.
Gifts that give back
This December we’ve selected Care4Calais as our charity of choice, promising to donate £1 for every copy of The Consequences and Arrival brought directly from our website.
These two titles have bookended our 2022 publishing calendar, both exploring experiences of immigration and feelings of displacement, perfect for our give back campaign.
by Manuel Muñoz
These exquisite stories are mostly set in the 1980s in the small towns that surround Fresno. With an unflinching hand, Muñoz depicts the Mexican and Mexican American farmworkers
who put food on our tables but were regularly and ruthlessly rounded up by the migra, as well as the quotidian struggles and immense challenges faced by their families.
‘Manuel Muñoz’s stories are melancholy, assured, and unforgettable. Like a porch light at midnight, they strike a circle of stark dreamlike clarity around their characters, even as the darkness gathers in.’Colin Barrett, author of Homesickness
Zeit für Brot
Time for bread on a trip to Frankfurt
“The Frankfurt Book Fair has existed in its current form since 1949, but literature was fundamental to German culture for centuries before that. Gutenburg lived in nearby Mainz, so this area has been a hub of mass market information provision for nearly 600 years . . .”
Writing the wrong
‘The Consequences is my first book in eleven years. The stories were difficult to write for a variety of reasons, but doubt played a big part. The editor of my novel, upon receiving the first draft, had responded with a brief, if curt, ‘This is too cerebral.’
Some version of that student’s dismissive scrawl was in that comment, but I was older and more experienced. I didn’t need to point to any dictionary. I could point to the authority of my imagination, or at least I felt I had earned the audacity to do so. Still, the sense that I had not met some expectation – who I could be as a writer – kept me at a remove from so many of my drafts afterward. Surely, I was doing something wrong. Surely, there was a wrong word in there, some misstep. Surely, this wasn’t the story I should be writing.’
Titles coming soon from The Indigo Press
Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender & the Body
by Savala Nolan
A powerful and provocative collection of essays that offers poignant reflections on living between society’s most charged, politicised, and intractably polar spaces—between black and white, rich and poor, thin and fat.
‘Vulnerable, but rarely veering into self-indulgence… It is a brutal, beautifully rendered narrative. A standout collection.’New York Times Book Review
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Delve into our collection of long-form essays by leading international writers responding to pressing social and political issues of our time.
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A new publishing icon . . ?
Perhaps not the iconic bookish tote we’re used to, but an undoubtably practical and sturdy unisex tote bag for all your bookish needs. Features a navy, orange and white design with The Indigo Press logo on a perfectly paperback-sized pocket. On the flip-side, a plain natural cream canvas with blue straps and base.
Epic Annette is the extraordinary true story of Annette Beaumanoir: a medical student living in a world at war who, at nineteen years old, joined the French Resistance and saved the lives of two Jewish children in Paris on the eve of their deportation to the camps.
‘A nuanced, immensely moving testimony to an improbable life.’The Irish Times
The land of in-between
An exclusive Indigo Express essay written by Anne Weber, author of Epic Annette: A Heroine’s Tale, Susie Nicklin and Tess Lewis
‘There is a language which you don’t find, which you don’t look for either, but which you breathe when you enter the world, which you eat and drink. Absorbing this baby food is like posting a letter: you open your mouth and swallow, without thinking about it. However, does your mother tongue provide you with a place, even ‘your’ place?’
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Savala Nolan is an essayist and director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She and her writing have been featured in Vogue, Time, Harper’s Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, NPR and more. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Her book Don’t Let It Get You Down: Essays on Race, Gender & The Body is available to buy now.
‘I like the voice and intelligence with which these essays come together . . . a vibrant and thoughtful collection of essays.’Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist
Richard Seymour is a writer and broadcaster from Northern Ireland and the author of numerous books about politics including Against Austerity and Corbyn: The Strange Rebirth of Radical Politics. His writing appears in the The New York Times, the London Review of Books, the Guardian, Prospect, Jacobin, and innumerable other places including his own Patreon. He is an editor at Salvage magazine.
His book The Disenchanted Earth: Reflections on Ecosocialism & Barbarism is available to buy now.
‘A rousing and impassioned plea for climate sanity.
A howl of grief and a rallying cry.’Cal Flyn, Author of Islands of Abandonment: Life in the post-human landscape