Service with a smile: Ben, one of the friendly staff at the Bookshop Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia
Earlier this month, the Bookshop Darlinghurst. Sydney’s foremost store for LGBT book lovers joined the growing network of independent booksellers stocking books from gay publisher Wilkinson House.
Wilkinson House is a relative newcomer to the gay publishing scene. Founded in 2011, it aims to add diversity to queer bookshelves and e-readers with quality titles that don’t necessarily fit the formulaic genres pumped out by larger publishers.
While many new publishers tend to focus exclusively on ebooks, Wilkinson House gives readers the choice of digital and printed versions and has successfully forged relationships with independent LGBT community bookstores around the world.
Rod Evan, the editor at Wilkinson House explains, “It’s 2013, so naturally our books are available everywhere online and can be ordered in any bookstore. But there’s nothing like browsing in your local store and finding the unexpected. No waiting, no shipping – and of course, service with a smile, and maybe a wink.”
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Come and meet the authors of our two new books: Niv & The Paris Syndrome
& see the stunning male photography of Carl Vanassche in his first Amsterdam exhibition.
When: 17:00 Saturday December 1st, 2012
Where: Boekhandel Vrolijk, Paleisstraat 135, Amsterdam
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“Niv” is the inspiring debut novel of young Israeli author, Itamar S.N. He’s travelling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam for his book’s official launch at gay and lesbian bookstore, Vrolijk, where he and John Roman Baker, the Amsterdam-based author of The Paris Syndrome, will present and sign copies of their books. We hope they may even be persuaded to read extracts!
In addition, for the first time in Amsterdam, we are proud to present an exhibition of the male photography of Carl Vanassche. His work features on the cover of “Niv” and this exhibition, part of Amsterdam’s Pink Christmas program, is an opportunity to discover more of the varied and unique work of this up and coming Barcelona-based photographer.
We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information call Rod Evan on +31(0)640811434
Itamar S.N. (left) & Alan David Pritchard (right)
We’re proud to announce the arrival of two new authors at Wilkinson House – Itamar S.N. & A.D. Pritchard. Both writers were selected as a result of our successful call for submissions in 2011. Their two novels will be published by us soon.
Itamar S.N. is a young Israeli writer whose first novel Niv spans time, religious, and sexual divisions. Parallel stories are interwoven to reveal tragic secrets and hidden truths, in Armenia and Azerbaijan at the time of the First World War and in the bustling, cosmopolitan atmosphere of contemporary Tel Aviv.
A.D. Pritchard is a British writer living in China. His book The Pebble Champion is a powerfully authentic coming of age novel that explores a teenager’s grief over the loss of his mother, his emerging self-awareness and wakening sexuality. A moving and inspirational read for young and adult readers alike.
Niv is scheduled for publication in December 2012. The Pebble Champion will follow in the spring 2013. More details will appear soon.
Things are happening at Wilkinson House. Only last week we launched our two new titles BLOODY SUMMER and THE SEA AND THE CITY. Now we are proud to announce that our brand new website is up and running!
We’ve got an elegant new design and you can buy all our books in just a few clicks, easily and safely in our secure online shop.
We hope you like it. Have any suggestions? All feedback is very welcome.
Join us at 5.00pm on Saturday March 3rd at Amsterdam’s gay bookshop boekhandel vrolijk. We will present our two thrilling new books Bloody Summer by Robin Newbold and The Sea and the CIty by John Roman Baker. There will be drinks, snacks and award-winning gay singer-songwriter Brian Neubauer will perform live with songs from his new CD Folkian Man.
Attitude Magazine profiles Wilkinson House in its March 2012 edition and announces our two new books: Bloody Summer and The Sea and the City.
There’s a quick profile of Wilkinson House–who we are and what we’re doing–and promos for our two new books Bloody Summer and The Sea and the City which will be out very soon.
In preparation for the launch of 2 new books in February, we’re upgrading this website, adding new pages and functionalities. So if some pages don’t look or work correctly – that’s why!
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Photo: Robin Newbold, Writer
We’re proud to welcome Robin Newbold to Wilkinson House.
Robin is a journalist and fiction writer, whose edgy thrillers explore the grittier personal and societal undercurrents within the gay scene. His dark-edged style has been compared to that of Bret Easton Ellis and Michel Houellebecq.
“In this world of publishing conglomerates, it is exciting to be part of a new independent providing a much-needed outlet for contemporary gay fiction.”
– Robin Newbold
We’re looking forward to publishing two of Robin’s novels. The first Bloody Summer will be out in October/November 2011, the second in 2012. More details soon.
Between sanity and madness, life and death, reality and unreality, there is no fixed ground.
We’re proud to announce the publication of our first book.
No Fixed Ground by John Roman Baker is a vivid, hallucinatory novel that explores a young man’s experience of friendship, sex and obsession in 1970’s England.
Available to purchase now on Amazon – or support your local bookstore, by ordering it through them!
John Roman Baker, writer
John Roman Baker is a British poet, playwright and novelist who lives in Amsterdam. Through the 90s he was mainly known for his work in theatre as a playwright and director. His dramatic style was described as “Ibsen interpreted by Derek Jarman”. His literary style too is classical but hard-edged, with an unflinching descriptive eye and a heightened sense of reality and dialogue.
Welcome to Wilkinson House.
We’re preparing to publish our first title and it’s a very exciting time for us. We’re busy writing, editing, proofreading etc. We’re almost there. More information will be published here very soon.