PUBLISHERS OF LITERARY FICTION SINCE 1983
Dedalus is proud to be a member of the Arts Council Fiction Group. All the publishers in the group have received significant Arts Council funding, either from the National Portfolio or from Grants for the Arts, and demonstrate how effective Arts Council funding has been in widening the range of fiction available to readers in England. The publishers in the group have very different lists but all share a commitment to artistic excellence, finding and nurturing the writers of the future and providing an alternative to commercial fiction.
Collectively we have won a lot of literary prizes and accolades and have made an important contribution to the creative economy. We are an Arts Council success story and our books make the case every day for Arts Council England’s investment in literary fiction. We have formed ourselves into a group to help promote what we do and argue the case for public investment in literary fiction. There is a link to the websites of all the publishers in the group.
CORONA VIRUS LOCKDOWN READING FROM INDIE PUBLISHERS
Day 1 Portrait of a Family with a Fat Daughter by Margherita GIacobino, translated by Judith Landry.(Dedalus)
Day 2. The Arabian Nightmare by Robert Irwin (Dedalus)
Day 3Europa28: Writing by Women on the Future of Europe, ed. by Sophie Hughes & Sarah Cleave(Comma)
Day 4The Dressing-Up Box by David Constantine (Comma)
Day 5 The Prepper Room by Karen Duve, translated by Mike Mitchell(Dedalus)
Arts Council Fiction Group members' web sites: