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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A poisoned breeze blows across the waves ... Operation Cauldron, 1952: Top-secret germ warfare experiments on monkeys and guinea pigs are taking place aboard a vessel moored off the Isle of Lewis. Local villagers Jessie and Duncan encounter strange sights on the deserted beach nearby and suspect the worst.
The final instalment in the acclaimed "Seasons" series, which interrogates how climate change has disrupted the natural rhythm of the seasons. It has attracted widespread praise and prize attention; Jim's passionate stance on climate chaos and the need for rewilding chimes with an increasingly eco-aware public.
Haley and Ben's father, with inside knowledge of a new and deadly pandemic, kidnaps them and takes them to his prepper compound for their own safety. They have no contact with the outside world and face deeply conflicting views of reality with no reliable source of news. Will they survive, save their mother, deter intruders and keep everyone safe?
Femke, her mother and grandfather have very different ideas about how to run their family farm; Femke wants to switch to sustainable growing, whilst her mother considers this an attack on tradition. Shocked Earth investigates what it means to have your identity entwined with your place of birth and your principles at odds with your closest kin.
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.
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?
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 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 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.
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