Launch of The Hidden Gem Press

Tomorrow night sees the launch of a new independent publisher in Manchester. The Hidden Gem Press will be publishing novels that are 'beautifully written and deliver a first class reading experience' (there is a great interview with founder Sherry Ashworth about setting up the press here).

At the launch event Emma Jane Unsworth will be reading from her novel Hungry, The Stars and Everything, which will be published by Hidden Gem in June 2011. Also reading will be Zoe Lambert, whose short story collection The War Tour is due out next year from fellow Manchester based independent publisher Comma Press. I will be reading too. And Nicholas Royle, founder of Nightjar Press, another brilliant Manchester based independent, will be selling Nightjar chapbooks.

Launch: 25 November 2010, 6.30pm at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation (it's free and the bar will be open).