An appreciation of Mark Z Danielewski’s House of Leaves (2 of 3)

In advance of our Mark Z Danielewski event on Tuesday, we take a little time out for a closer look at the postmodern genius of House of Leaves.

Do join us on Tuesday. The event will take place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation at 6.30pm, and support will come from the winner of the Dundee International Book Prize, Nicola White 

Get your tickets before they sell out.


The beginning.


If you guess the connection between these names, you get a free lens cap.


Some words just spine chilling.

An appreciation of Mark Z Danielewski’s House of Leaves (1 of 3)

On Tuesday, April 15th, we will host a book talk and signing with Mark Z Danielewski. He has a brand new edition of Fifty-Year Sword out on Cargo Publishing. You can buy your tickets for that event here.

In this, and two other blog posts, we appreciate the stunning beauty of his classic House of Leaves.


“hollowed out… beneath the belly…”


Positively waltz-like.


Lists and lists and lists.

Booker longlistees and their anagrams

Here are the 2013 Booker Prize longlistees and their anagrams. With apologies to Colum McCann and probably-favourite Jim Crace who have a pretty unanagrammable names…

Ha Swat =Tash Aw

About Wool Naively = NoViolet Bulawayo

Tolerate Canon = Eleanor Catton

Rear Hives = Eve Harris

Hurried Chaos = Richard House

Jail-Hair Hump = Jhumpa Lahiri

Monocled Alias = Alison MacLeod

A Trenched Melon Lost = Charlotte Mendelson

Uh, Zero Kit = Ruth Ozeki

Annoy Lard = Donal Ryan

Climb In Too = Colm Tóibín