Indigo Express

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.

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Want to explore the worlds of our writers before you dive into their books? Or have you read their work and find yourself desperate for more?

Exclusive to The Indigo Press, our authors have written and produced moving, insightful and entertaining works in conjunction with and in celebration of the publication of their books with the press.

On eco-activism & solastalgia

Grace Maddrell

I’m sure many of us know what it’s like waking up and feeling as if there’s a weight on your chest, for no apparent reason at all; of fighting for something to look forward to because the present circumstances are just so very bleak… what we’re talking about here is those global issues and crises that impact our mental well-being often more than even we know. More particularly, about a single, overwhelming global issue: The climate crisis.


Grace Maddrell first went on school strike for the climate at the age of thirteen, and has since become a passionate activist for equality and climate justice. In On Eco-Activism & Solastalgia she asks, what is the impact of the climate crisis on mental well-being and what is the cost of activism and advocacy against the climate crisis on our mental health?

On becoming phosphorescent

Lucia Osborne-Crowley

In On becoming phosphorescent Lucia opens up the world of chronic illness, stillness, weakness and insisting on the best version of our own lives.

Lucia Osborne-Crowley is a writer and journalist. Her first book I Choose Elena invites the reader to her on decade-long journey to recovery: from assault, through years of misdiagnosis, to the solace and strength she found in writers like Elena Ferrante.

Her second book, My Body Keeps Your SecretsDispatches on Shame and Reclamation, was published on 2 September 2021.

Attitude

Lily O’Farrell

Lily O’Farrell started drawing cartoons as a way of making sense of the everyday sexism she encountered as a young woman, and her Instagram feed has now grown to over 225,000 followers.

Lily addresses the pressing issues of the day through hilarious and relatable cartoons, from #MeToo and the patriarchy, to racism, internet culture and how to deal with trolls.

Lily’s first book Kyle Theory will be published 19 August 2021.

What will become of you?

Anna Wood

You find £7000 on the pavement, in fives, tens and twenties. It’s quite a bundle. There’s no one around. What do you do?

Anna Wood, whose debut short story collection Yes Yes More More was published by The Indigo Press in May, asks what will become of you?

Take the quick quiz and find out exactly where your life is headed.

On Closure & Crime

Elizabeth Chakrabarty

Twice in my life, when I’ve least expected it – relaxed in a bar with acquaintances, a glass of wine in my hand – someone has asked me this question: “When did you realize you’re not white?”

Read Elizabeth Chakrabarty’s exclusive essay On Closure and Crime, written to support the publication of her novel Lessons in Love and Other Crimes.

Elizabeth Chakrabarty is an interdisciplinary artist who uses creative and critical writing, besides performance, to explore themes of race, gender and sexuality. 

Control of our destinies

Sam Mills

Current attacks on women who failed to fight or speak up remind me of the way that men were treated when they came back from the First World War. Their shell shock was initially downplayed and derided because in the public imagination the men ought to have returned as jolly war heroes rather than wrecked and distraught souls suffering hallucinations and the shakes.

Read Sam Mills’s exclusive essay Control of Our Destinies, written to support the publication of her Mood Indigo essay Chauvo-Feminism: On Sex, Power and #MeToo.

Sam Mills studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University and worked as a journalist and publicist before becoming a full-time writer.

Meet the authors

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Lily O’Farrell
Elizabeth Chakrabarty
Grace Maddrell
Anna Wood
Lucia Osborne-Crowley
Sam Mills
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