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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.

    We publish across all print and digital formats, with ancillary content in our podcast, video and social channels. For more information on our authors and titles, head over to our website,, subscribe to our podcast, Cabin Fever Fables, follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and sign up to our monthly Good News newsletter here:

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    Castles from Cobwebs

    Longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize, Castles from Cobwebs follows one girl's transition from youthful innocence to understanding as she navigates questions about family, identity and race.

    Castles in the Mist: The Victorian Transformation of the Highlands

    In a seductive blend of memoir, history and natural history, Robin Noble explores the colossal impact of the Victorian legacy in his beloved Highlands and issues a clarion call for change... to start tipping the balance back in nature's favour.

    Cold Fish Soup

    Cold Fish Soup is a memoir in essays about life and death in a crumbling, forgotten Yorkshire seaside town, and how people can find sanctuary and curious tales in the most unexpected places.

    Cross Purpose

    A surprising, gritty, sometimes darkly humorous tale that combines police corruption, gangs and murder with a paean to friendship, loyalty and how 'women of a certain age' can beat the odds.

    Dm for Murder

    Ten million Twitter followers. One killer. Bryce Horrigan revels in antagonising guests on his TV talk show and the thousands of death threats he's received on Twitter are a badge of honour. But when the controversial TV host is shot dead, it leaves the authorities with a dilemma. Where do you start investigating millions of suspects?

    Dog Fight

    Kenny O'Neill, a villain with a conscience, returns in a hard-hitting thriller of exploitation, corruption and criminal gangs.

    Ed's Dead

    Meet Jen, an ordinary lass who accidentally kills her crap boyfriend. Now that Ed's dead, she has to decide what to do with his body, his drugs and a big pile of cash. And, more pressingly, how to escape the hitman who's been sent to recover Ed's stash. A modern noir that proves the female of the species really is more deadly than the male.

    Everything Passes, Everything Remains: Freewheelin' Through Spain, Song and Memory

    Everything Passes, Everything Remains takes us freewheelin' through Spain, song and memory as Chris Dolan documents his lifelong journey from Glasgow to Valencia. Along the way Dolan explores Spain's history, and future, through stories of the great writers before him and the friends around him.

    Expecting: The Inner Life of Pregnancy

    Expecting takes the reader on a physical, emotional, philosophical and artistic odyssey through pregnancy. A memoir exploring each of the nine months of Chitra's pregnancy, Expecting is a book of intimate, strange, wild and lyrical essays that pay tribute to this most extraordinary and ordinary of experiences.