Armadillo Central has collaborated with a trio of talented authors, editing, publishing and promoting their works since we first launched.
A Jar of Sticklebacks by David Selzer, which was Armadillo Central’s first publication, launched in 2011. The 20 poems showcased Selzer’s skill with words and his understanding of their innate power and natural rhythm, focussing on people, both known and unknown to the author. To find out more about Selzer’s writing, including the beautiful collection of poems that formed A Jar of Sticklebacks, please visit the author’s website.
The Adventures of Sid Sawyer by Catherine Hiller was published in 2012. “Most of the characters that perform in this book still live, and are prosperous and happy. Some day it may seem worth while to take up the story of the younger ones again.” – Mark Twain, 1876. Catherine Hiller took up Twain’s challenge, turning The Adventures of Tom Sawyer upside down with Sid’s adventures.
Tövispuszta / The Inflatable Buddha by András Kepes was published in September 2013. A best-seller in its country of origin, Tövispuszta was translated from the Hungarian by Bernard Adams. The launch took place at London’s Hungarian Cultural Centre and was so popular that a second date was arranged a few weeks later. A subsequent event took place in Oxford via the Hungarian Society. We anticipate that this extraordinary and important novel will be re-published in the English language in the future and look forward to sharing details.
Our most recent book project has been editing Ashen Venema‘s forthcoming Course of Mirrors which is due to be published by the author in 2017.
We were also involved with the promotion of Gillian Clegg’s Chiswick House and Gardens: A History. Gillian Clegg (1940-2012) was co-compiler of the archive for the Chiswick House and Garden Trust. She lived in Chiswick for 35 years and was the author of many articles and books about the area, including Chiswick Past and The Chiswick Book Past and Present.