Sigrid Rausing, who just bought Granta, also owns Portobello Books. They have just launched their portfolio with three interesting-enough looking titles: Jeremy Leggett's Half Gone (Greenpeace Chief Scientist explains that the oil is running out - yup, really!); Nasrin Alavi's We Are Iran ("a seamlessly-edited, multi-voiced bulletin from contemporary Iran ... using the nation's blogs as its primary source") and Glen Neath's debut novel The Outgoing Man.

Readers Comments

  1. Incidentally, We Are Iran is being done in the US by Soft Skull Press and in Canada by Raincoast. Three independents, one book, it's been rather nice.

    Aslo, I saw Philip Gwynn-Jones, the Portobello publisher, at the Frankfurt Book Fair, and he'd just bought 7 books in 10 days (the rights to 7 books I mean...)

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