Visual Editions

Great Looking Stories

All This Rotting by Alan Trotter

All This Rotting is an unstable story about an unstable mind, it is a story about deaths: one sudden and violent, one slow and incremental. It’s a story about loss — of a daughter, a sister, a child’s feet, of a man’s mind. Approach All This Rotting carefully, because like the story, it is very fragile.

Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen

Entrances & Exits by Reif Larsen, one of our Editions At Play launch titles, is a Borgesian love story told through Google Street View, in which the narrator discovers a mysterious key in an abandoned bookshop and gradually learns of its power to open and close doors around the world.

The Truth About Cats & Dogs by Joe Dunthorne and Sam Riviere

Our other Editions At Play launch title, The Truth About Cats & Dogs is an unprintable book that takes sides by rivalling Joe Dunthorne and Sam Riviere. The book allows you to switch between their diaries, their poems, their private resentments and public enthusiasms. Though there is no right way to read the story, you’ll soon see that someone must have the last word.

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

A re-imagining of the wonderfully bonkers, truly innovative and still very much culturally relevant Don Quixote. With newly commissioned photography by Jacob Robinson, beautiful design by Fraser Muggeridge and an entirely fresh introduction by award-winning author Ali Smith.

Where You Are by 16 Writers, Artists, Thinkers

A collection of writing by 16 writers, artists, thinkers and visuals that explode what a map can be. Where You Are begs the question: What would your personal map be? Here is a book of maps that will leave you feeling completely lost.

Kapow! by Adam Thirlwell

Exploding with unfolding pages and multiple directions is Kapow! by British writer Adam Thirlwell. A beautifully crafted object told in Thirlwell’s uniquely acrobatic voice, this is a visually immersive storytelling experience like no other.

Composition No.1 by Marc Saporta

Composition No.1 is a re-imagining of a book originally published in the 1960s. The book is the first ever “book in a box”, by French writer Marc Saporta. A book you can read in any order.

Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer physically carved a new narrative out of his favourite book to create Tree of Codes, which recently served as inspiration for Wayne McGregor’s contemporary ballet at the 2015 Manchester International Festival.

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman was first published in the late 18th century and still considered to be one of the most contemporary books around. Our re-imagination, introduced by Will Self, is our attempt to breathe new life into the book.

Kitten Clone: Inside Alcatel-Lucent by Douglas Coupland

The third book to be released as part of the Writers in Residence set is written by Canadian cultural literary giant Douglas Coupland. A wildly funny meditation on the Internet, its future and our possible future within it, in ways we would only hope for and expect from Douglas Coupland.

Money and Tough Love: On Tour with the IMF by Liaquat Ahamed

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and pre-eminent financial thinker Liaquat Ahamed, the second title in our Writers in Residence series offers a brilliant insight into the heart of one of the world’s most influential institutions: the International Monetary Fund.

Another Great Day At Sea: Life Aboard the USS George H.W. Bush by Geoff Dyer

Another Great Day at Sea by Geoff Dyer is the much-anticipated first title from our exciting new set of books: Writers in Residence, which chronicles Dyer’s experiences, with humour and everyday tender human stories, on the largest aircraft carrier in the world.