SNB-logo-small-e1393871908245One of the many joys of being involved in Shiny New Books has been that of discovering new authors and publishers, and I was particularly pleased to be pointed in the direction of Bruno Jasienski, whose work has been published by Twisted Spoon Press.

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Of Polish birth, Jasienski moved around in the fragmented Europe of the early 20th century, involving himself in Futurism and then rejecting it, finally falling victim to Soviet purges in 1938. His fictions are wonderful, and having read and reviewed “The Legs of Izolda Morgan”, which you can find here, I’m keen to explore his work further.

 

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A word, too about Twisted Spoon Press, based in Prague. Their list of works, almost all the authors unknown to me, is very, very enticing. And their books are beautiful objects too – hardbacks with illustrations, wonderful covers and all the important little details like ribbon bookmarks. It’s books like this that make you happy to be a reader!

There’s lots and lots to read at Shiny New Books – so do head on over and take a book!