11th August 2020

Hannah Stone appointed Editor of Dream Catcher

York, August 2020. Stairwell Books, the publisher of the Dream Catcher Literary Arts Journal, is pleased to announce the appointment...
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7th August 2020

Video of Anthony Douglas CBE introducing Pat Riley who reads from Serpent Child

After an early childhood ravaged by family conflict, at age seven Pat Riley was made a Ward of Court. Far...
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20th May 2020

Pauline and Jo Masquerading as PJ Quinn are CWA Crime Writers of the Month

National Crime Reading Month, in association with the CWA and CRA  is a unique, UK-wide literary festival which promotes the...
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6th October 2019

Stairwell Books advertisement airs on MyTV9 in Connecticut

Stairwell Books first TV advertisement will air on MyTV9 on November 15th. The showing on Nov 15th will be on the 11 am showing of Lauren's Crazy Pet Show airing on MyTV9, a sister station to WTNH Channel 8. The new campaign is airing to support Stairwell Books arrangement with the Ingram Book Group and features books with strong links to the North American market.
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6th September 2019

Gary Allen’s Glass King features amongst Forward Prize Finalists

Gary Allen's poem "Technically Speaking" from his book The Glass King, published by Stairwell Books, was highly commended by the panel of judges for the 2019 Forward Prizes for Poetry. 
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2nd September 2019

Margaret Clitherow launched at new Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst

John and Wendy Rayne-Davis introduced a wrapt audience to their new biography of Margaret Clitherow at the new Stonyhurst Christian...
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4th August 2019

2020 Femme Vision

In 2020 Stairwell Books is focusing on the work of female and female-identifying authors for the whole year. Authors include Eliza Mood, Yvonne Hendrie, Susie Williamson, Rosemary Palmeira, Izzy Jones, Alice Tomlinson and Becca Miles.
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11th June 2019

Stairwell makes it to the Guardian

Michael Billington mentions Pat Riley's Looking for Githa
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19th February 2019

Northern Lights tops Newcastle Libraries Lending List

The January Non-fiction list of borrowed books list our very own Harry Gallagher and his Northern Lights collection right there...
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25th January 2019

Yorkshire Times’ review of Looking for Githa

On the 22nd of January the Yorkshire Times' Literary correspondent, Steve Whittaker, wrote: "A ‘go-to’ source for theatre directors and...
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23rd January 2019

Pat Riley at the National Theatre

Stairwell author Pat Riley joined by Sowerby scholar-editor J. Ellen Gainor have been invited to talk at the National Theatre in London about...
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18th January 2019

Secure a discount for Rutherford and Son at the Crucible Theatre for the 9th February performance

To help us celebrate Githa’s life and her work, The Crucible is offering all launch attendees £5 off of a theatre ticket for that evening’s performance of RUTHERFORD & SON.
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28th December 2018

5 Star Review for Return of the Mantra

Dan Stubbings placed The Return of the Mantra as number thirteen of his top 20 fantasy reads on his blog...
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27th October 2018

Stairwell Authors nominated to the 2018 York Culture Awards

Pauline Kirk, who with her daughter Jo Summers wrote the successful DI Ambrose series of mysteries, and is the author...
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16th October 2018

Fantasy Con 2018

Stairwell Books is attending fantasycon, the essential annual destination for readers, writers, artists, editors, and publishers of all things Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction.
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5th September 2018

A L Michaels’ Wine Dark, Sea Blue reviewed in the Yorkshire Times

Steve Whitaker, the Literary Correspondent of the Yorkshire Times has reviewed Andrea Michael's book, Wine Dark Sea Blue in September 5th issue of the newspaper. The review begins "This bitterly sardonic, but ironically warm, interior examination of a fractured life in a bonded but mutually destructive family yields a compelling microcosmic picture of a dysfunctional metropolitan landscape."
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27th July 2018

New York City Poetry Festival, Governor’s Island, July 28-29

Stairwell Books' Author David Lee Morgan and Fighting Cock Press' Rose Drew are featured at the Now York City Poetry...
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27th March 2018


Stairwell books is at Follycon, the 69th British National Science Fiction Convention held at The Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, from 30 March – 2 April 2018.
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21st March 2018

Dream Catcher 36 Reprinted

Dream Catcher 36 has been reprinted after running through the initial print run. Edited by John Gilham, Dream Catcher has been steadily growing in popularity leading to the publisher running out of copies. Dream Catcher 36 also features the art of Elaine Thomas, CBE.
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21st March 2018 / Previous News

The Martyrdoms at Clifford’s Tower 1190 and 1537

The Martyrdoms at Clifford's Tower 1190 and 1537was launched at The Bar Convent on Wed March 14th at 7.30 pm, on the eve of the annual Clifford's Tower Commemoration. The event was supported by the Lord Mayor of York, the CEO of the Liberal Jews in the UK and a representative of the Catholic Bishop of Middlesbrough.
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21st March 2018 / Previous News

The Go-to Guy comes from Kardomah

Neal Hardin, a lifelong resident of Hull, introduced his novel, The Go-to Guy, at Hull's Kardomah94. Neal was well supported as friends and colleagues read portions of the novel, each imparting their own characterisations to the work.
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21st March 2018

Abernathy brings Wisconsin to York

York writer Claire Patel-Campbell brought to life her novel Abernathy at the New Schoolhouse Gallery in Peasholme Green. Claire, accompanied by mulled wine to keep ut the chill and supported by her writers group, read extracts, bringing to life the isolation of rural Wisconsin.
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21st March 2018

Noteworthy Launches for The River Was a God

David Lee Morgan's amazing trilogy of plays published in one volume as The River Was a God have been developed over time on the London Poetry circuit and performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and have attracted major critical acclaim.
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29th December 2017 / Previous News

Thing of Beauty

This amazing man is still creating brilliant new poetry. A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever is the musings of a brilliant poet and humanitarian at the end of his life. It is Don's last gift, filled with snippets of the wonderful, the strange, the heartbreaking parts of being human. Buy it now from our bookshop. All royalties go to the St. Leonard’s Hospice.
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