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    Saraband is an award-winning independent publisher of outstanding fiction, absorbing nature writing, pressing environmental issues and compelling memoir. Our brilliant prize-winning authors from across Scotland include Graeme Macrae Burnet, Chitra Ramaswamy, Donald S Murray, Olga Wojtas, Ever Dundas and Jim Crumley. These and writers from other parts of the UK and overseas have been recognised in major national and international prizes, including the Booker Prize, as well as the Saltire Society Awards, which highlight Scotland’s literary talent.

    We publish authors with deep knowledge of the culture, local landscapes, wildlife, folk traditions and history in regions around the UK. Our fiction includes literary, historical and contemporary stories reflecting national and international perspectives – some with a sense of humour, some gritty or dark, others thought-provoking – all engaging and vital.

    From our inception, we have provided a platform for underrepresented and marginalised voices that are often overlooked, and discovered original perspectives and talent. We’ve championed diversity and inclusion as part of our wide-ranging commitment to excellence – and to our readers of all ages, backgrounds and personal identities, wherever they may live.

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    In 2020, Britain is at breaking point, society on the edge. The country is a bomb waiting to explode... and then it does. This provocative literary thriller cleverly lays bare the true state of our nation with an all-too-plausible `what if?' scenario. Told from the wildly differing perspectives of a myriad of voices, it is a parable for our times.

    A Book Of Death And Fish

    As Peter MacAulay writes his will, he reflects on his life and how world events filter through to his home, Stornoway. He reveals his passions for history, engines and fish, and witnesses changing times - and things that don't change - in the Hebrides. It's about stories, a litany of small histories witnessed during one very individual lifetime.

    A Capital Union

    HWA Debut Crown shortlist. Edinburgh, 1942. As war tightens its grip, Agnes Thorne finds that her new husband's obsession with Home Rule threatens to land him in jail, and gives her an unwanted role in the nationalist movement. As hidden forces of state break cover, Agnes is caught in a triangle of passion, politics and secrecy.

    A Time of Birds: Reflections on cycling across Europe

    Finding herself at a crossroads and in need of a change from her job and domestic responsibilities, Helen Moat set herself the challenge of a lifetime: she got on her bike and embarked on an epic cycle ride across Europe, all the way to Istanbul, accompanied by her eighteen-year-old son.

    All the Devils

    With his own demons threatening to engulf him, Doug's already fraught relationship with DS Susie Drummond is tested to the limit when a brutal murder resurrects the spectre of a drunken one-night stand that has undermined her dignity, dogged her career and now compromises her judgement.

    An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful

    Sir Edward Strathairn returns to the Japanese hotel where he wrote his renowned novel 'The Waterwheel', which accused America of being in denial about the Hiroshima bombing. But as we learn about Sir Edward's earlier life and his marriage to an American artist, we realise that he too may be in denial. And that his past is now catching up with him.

    And When I Die

    Families Can Be Murder.

    Bad Samaritan

    A Glasgow student is found dead in a city-centre alley, kickstarting a trail of brutality that drives DI Ray McBain to the very edge, staring into the abyss...


    In the Encounters in the Wild series, renowned nature writer Jim Crumley gets up close and personal with British wildlife - here, the badger. With his inimitable passion and vision, Jim relives memorable encounters with some of our best-loved native species, offering intimate insights into their extraordinary lives.