Dispatch from PUP Europe

[Blog ed note: In what we hope will become a semi-regular feature, Al Bertrand, Publishing Director of our UK headquarters, will share news from abroad. Here is his first installment.]

On Thursday night, Caroline Priday and I attended the TLS Summer Party in London. Rubbing shoulders with the great and the good of the London literary scene, we bumped into PUP authors Simon Goldhill, John Fuller and Katherine Bucknell, as well as European Advisory Board member Andrew McNeillie. If that were not enough excitement for the evening, I got home just in time to hear Emma Rothschild on BBC Radio 3 Nightwaves talking about The Inner Life of Empires.

This capped a good week, which began on Monday with a terrific foreign rights deal as Korean Economics Daily and Business Publications acquired the Korean rights for Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis’s A Cooperative Species. Monday also saw PUP Board of Trustees member Josh Katz give a wonderful overview of his field of historical linguistics at All Souls College in Oxford.

Other highlights this week were glowing reviews of Andrei Codrescu’s The Poetry Lesson and David Mattingly’s Imperialism, Power and Identity in the TLS, a thoughtful and engaging review of Yan Xuetong’s Ancient Chinese Thought, Modern Chinese Power in the Economist, and the posting of a video of David Marquand’s appearance at the Policy Network in London.

Best wishes from PUP Europe