Publishers of books about nature, place and the environment, and of the
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What they say about Two Ravens Press:
'A quiet publishing revolution' THE HERALD
'One of our more stylish independent publishers' COUNTRY LIFE
'Two Ravens Press are prepared to take risks and as a result are one of the most interesting publishers around' SCOTT PACK, THE FRIDAY PROJECT
'The most talked-about publisher in Scotland' PUBLISHING NEWS
'Two Ravens have been creating a stir since they started in 2006, and in a time when major publishing houses are full of doom and gloom, the small independent press has been a beacon of light in the darkness, publishing quality work on a tight budget to considerable acclaim.'
DOUG JOHNSTONE, 'Northings' Magazine
What they say about EarthLines:
‘A real point of convergence for many thought-tributaries and philosophical paths.’ ROBERT MACFARLANE
‘A deeply intelligent publication, sensitive to nature and culture, with what is perhaps the greatest quality in a magazine: curiosity.’
‘Manages to do beauty and practicality in one place. A rare combination and much needed.’ GEORGE MONBIOT
... to Two Ravens Press, an independent publisher of contemporary British and international ecoliterature based on a working croft on the Atlantic edge of the Outer Hebrides.
Two Ravens Press is run by two writers with a passion for language and for books that are non-formulaic and that take risks. Our books have been highly commended in, longlisted for, shortlisted for, or have won a number of major literary awards, including the Forward Prize, international IMPAC award, the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year, The Saltire Society Book of the Year and First Book of the Year, the Saltire Society Homecomings Award, the McKitterick Prize, the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, and the inaugural Robin Jenkins Literary Award.
Two Ravens Press came into existence in November 2006 and since then has gone on to publish an impressive list of contemporary literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Our focus always has been on work that was challenging, innovative, and full of new ideas. Five years on, in November 2011, we refocused the company to take into account what we had learned about publishing, about the power of some books and the impotence of others, and to reflect world events which have seen the dominant narratives of western culture begin to dissolve and lose their relevance. In May 2012 we launched the unique and beautiful EarthLines Magazine, for writing about nature, place and the environment.
We plan now to publish only work that faces head-on the new certainty that ‘business as usual’, as a society, is not going to hack it. We're looking for writing that is wilder. Writing which reflects the fact that the division of the world into the human versus the natural was always a dangerous fiction. Writing that explores ways of living and being human outside the paradigm of growth-addicted consumerism. If we have to put a label on it, we’re looking for ‘ecoliterature’. But really we’re looking for something much broader than that. We’re looking for writing that is capable of challenging and unpicking the status quo, of shifting the worldview of their readers away from the creed of 'Progress is Growth is Consumption'.
Although we're not currently open to unsolicited submissions for books, we are actively seeking contributions to EarthLines Magazine. You can find out more information about all that HERE.
TWO RAVENS PRESS BESTSELLERS
- Featured on BBC Radio 4's Excess Baggage
- Recommended by The Independent as a 'best book for Christmas'
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- Featured in the 'Not the TV Book Group' project
- New York Times 'Editor's Choice', May 2010
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A Sunday Telegraph Book of the Year 2010
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Featured on BBC Radio 4 – A Book At Bedtime