Sandstone Press is an independent publisher based in Scotland, with an international outlook. We aim to publish thoughtful, intelligent and emotionally engaging narratives, both fiction and non-fiction, from unique voices, which engage strongly with the contemporary world.
Award-winning literature from an award winning publisher Sandstone Press was selected as Saltire Society Scottish Publisher of the year in 2014 and 2019, the first company to win the award twice, Nibbies Small Press of the Year in 2019, and short listed as IPG Trade Independent Publisher of the Year in 2020.
Sandstone Press employees and authors have won or been listed for many prizes including Saltire Society Emerging Publisher of the Year, the International Booker and Booker Prizes.
Evie is a near-perfect bioengineered human. In a broken-down future England where her kind has been outlawed, her 'husband' Matthew keeps her hidden. When her existence is revealed, she must take her chances on the dark and hostile streets.
Queer. Muslim. Arab American. A proudly Fat woman. Randa Jarrar is all these things. In this provocative memoir of a cross-country road trip, she explores how to claim joy in an unravelling and hostile world.
The police want to know what she saw. Doreen doesn't want to tell them - or anyone. With one rogue police officer in pursuit, and life becoming more bizarre by the day, Doreen is caught up in a surreal game of cat and mouse.
19 year-old Chani lives in the ultra-orthodox Jewish community of North West London. She has never had physical contact with a man, but is bound to marry a stranger. Buried secrets, fear and sexual desire bubble to the surface in a story of liberation and choice; not to mention what happens on the wedding night...
The Passion of Harry Bingo: Further Dispatches From Unreported Scotland is the second volume of selected journalism from one of Scotland's most popular writers. It follows the highly successful publication in 2014 of Daunderlust
Clifton Bain now completes his trilogy with this look at the Peatlands of Britain and Ireland. A source of fuel for many generations, they are now a haven for wildlife and plants as well as a storehouse of greenhouse gasses.
When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself trapped in a bizarre afterlife. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is also trying to escape - from his failing cafe, his dotty mother and the wrong girlfriend. Perhaps what they all need is a guardian angel.
Following his tremendous success in 2013 with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, Clifton Bain now turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of, north to south, Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland.
Helen Bellany, twice married to the artist John Bellany, recalls their lives together in Scotland, London, and Italy, John's rise from poverty and obscurity to worldwide recognition, and the human cost inherent in creating great art.
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