|Michelle Ward - Presenter and Musician|
“We were on the hot slopes of the Acropolis and wanted to read a selection (not too big) of writing about Athens. We didn’t want another guide book. We wanted fresh, exciting writing that illuminated the city. There wasn’t anything. Not in Athens, London or New York. So we – I’m ex-UK HarperCollins – decided to create our own titles in 2009″.
The result is Oxygen Books’ innovative city-pick series featuring some of the best-ever writing on favourite world cities. It’s alreadybeen called ‘superb .. like having your own iPad loaded with different tomes’ (London Times), ‘wonderful’ (London Guardian) ‘sublime’ (The Sydney Morning Herald) and praised for its ‘super-relevant destinations’ (Lonely Planet Magazine)
Each paperback book includes over fifty writers, fiction and non-fiction, past and especially present, including newly translated writing. So far we’ve published titles on New York, Berlin, Paris, London, Venice, Amsterdam and Dublin – St Petersburg, Istanbul and Jerusalem/ Tel Aviv follow soon. More details are on www.oxygenbooks.co.uk Next month on Book Club, we will be looking at the theme of Horror and Ghosts.