Repeater Books // Launch
Northern launch of Repeater Books, a publishing imprint started by the same group that founded and ran Zero Books. Repeater’s purpose is to expand upon and complete the project begun with Zero; that of bringing marginal, esoteric, idiosyncratic and necessary literature and thought into a mainstream that would otherwise ignore it.
As well as a celebration to mark the arrival of Repeater, the event featured short talks by two of our most exciting authors.
Christiana Spens is the author of The Wrecking Ball, The Socialite Manifesto and Death of a Ladies Man, and has written for Studio International, The Quietus, the Journal of Terrorism Research and others on art, literature and politics. Her first book for Repeater, Shooting Hipsters: Rethinking Dissent in the Age of PR, identifies the ways in which publicity has helped and hindered a wide range of political and artistic movements.
Carl Neville was born into a working-class family in Barrow-in-Furness in 1970. He has published two non-fiction books on film and cultural history with Zero: Classless (2010) and No More Heroes (2015). His new novel for Repeater, Resolution Way, is a bleakly humorous dystopian satire on contemporary Britain. It is a meditation on the power of the past, the forces that shape our lives and the ways in which the possibility of the miraculous still remains.