Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy 10th! Patrick Warner on Malarky

I look to small presses for the unexpected, for books that remind me that there is always a fresh way to approach literature. What reader isn't looking for work that knocks the stuffing out of the hoary old maxim about there being nothing new under the sun? Of course there is. A few years ago I picked up a Biblioasis title, Malarky, by Anakana Schofield. I hadn't heard of the author and didn't know anything about the book. I wasn't even done the first page when all of the lights came on and stayed on for the next two hundred odd pages. What's more brilliant than brilliant? I don't know, but Malarky is a good example of it.

Congrats on your tenth! 

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