Pete and Nicky Crowther, founders and publishers of the multiple award-winning UK specialist genre imprint PS Publishing, have today announced a new initiative devoted to highlighting the best new work from Australian writers and artists: PS AUSTRALIA
PS has been so impressed with the quality and breadth of Australian talent, that they wanted to get involved. “We want to play a part in showcasing the wonderful work of established Australian writers,” Crowther explains. “And we’re discovering new talents and works virtually every day. It’s very exciting!”
Under the expert tutelage of best-selling author/anthologist Jack Dann, PS Australia’s managing director, the company has already purchased several projects which it intends to launch over the coming year with the first, Dreaming in the Dark, an anthology-cornucopia, due this autumn.
Dreaming in the Darkis a feast of talent with new stories from Venero Armanno, Alan Baxter, James Bradley, Paul Brandon, Simon Brown, Adam Browne, Rjurik Davidson, Terry Dowling, Lisa L. Hannett, Richard Harland, Rosaleen Love, Kirstyn McDermott, Sean McMullen, Jason Nahrung, Garth Nix, Angela Slatter, Anna Tambour, Janeen Webb, Kim Westwood, Kim Wilkins and Sean Williams. “
Pete is now discovering what I’ve known for some time: that Australian writers are producing some of the best genre fiction in the world—a true embarrassment of riches.” Jack Dann goes on to say that “ Dreaming in the Darkwill be the third part of the Australian anthology triptych begun by Janeen Webb and myself with the World Fantasy Award-winning Dreaming Down-Under.These books have an agenda: to showcase established Australian writers and promote the emerging talent that is already lighting up the genre—and the country—with promise for the coming years. This is a great time to be involved in Australian genre fiction, which is still in its ‘Golden Age’!”
The parent company, PS Publishing, is a folio edition quality genre publisher, which includes the thriving Stanza Presspoetry imprint and the Drugstore Indian Presspaperback line. Launched in 1999, its list of some 700 titles includes work by Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, Brian Stableford, Joe Hill, Ramsey Campbell, Brian Aldiss, Lisa Tuttle, Ray Bradbury, Graham Joyce, Paul J. McAuley, Mary Gentle, Stephen Baxter, Lucius Shepard, Elizabeth Hand, Geoff Ryman, Michael Moorcock, Sarah Pinborough, Ian McDonald, and Jack Dann. This new initiative is the latest undertaking of what is now an international specialist publisher.
More information on PS Australia’s imprint launch list will come in Australia from Jack Dann and in the UK from Pete Crowther.
Please contact: Pete Crowther: 0 11 44 1964 537575 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Dann: email@example.com