Scratch Books

Scratch Books is a London-based publishing house dedicated to the art of the short story – established in 2022 in order to broaden the readership for short form writing.

We work with celebrated masters of its craft and emerging talents to commission a range of innovative collections and anthologies. Our ongoing series – Reverse Engineering – features stories and interviews on how they were written with celebrated authors such as Tessa Hadley, Yiyun Li, Jon McGregor, Sarah Hall, Wendy Erskine and Ben Okri, amongst others.

We are developing this further with Duets, stories woven together by two writers, to make a feature of the writer’s craft.

Our first single-author collection is the dreamy, vivacious and quietly disturbing The Unreliable Nature Writer from White Review Prize short-listee, Claire Carroll.

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UK Sales: Inpress Books
UK Distribution: BookSource
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