Go Together Press is a new, not-for-profit small press, based in London. It exists to publish emergent, nationally known and internationally renowned writers and artists in limited editions, collecting work previously unavailable in book form. It will also reprint titles of enduring value that have become unavailable in its Phoenix imprint.
Go Together Press not only aims to publish high quality writing, but also aims to bring together writers, readers, makers and audiences for gatherings, readings, screenings and other events, in the UK and internationally.
We are always looking for inspired individuals to join us and to bring to the project their own relevant skills and support.
Railtracks, by John Berger and Anne Michaels, with photographs by Tereza Stehlikova
For now, please buy Railtracks (globally) here: www.lrbshop.co.uk/railtracks_52028.html
In the first instance, please email me directly - firstname.lastname@example.org - if you would like to purchase anything else.
To purchase limited edition prints please go to www.terezast.com
Never before published, Rail Tracks
is a unique collaboration between two international writers of remarkable achievement, and offers a threaded reflection on the atmospherics and allure of the train, with its attendant stories of love, longing, labour and migration. Developing out of a 2005 collaboration with theatre company Complicite on a unique, site-specific performance, Vanishing Points
for the Gymnasium, King's Cross, London, it is an intimate, sensual, exploratory and insightful meditation on place and time, journeys and arrivals. It will be available in several editions internationally, fully illustrated with the evocative photography of Tereza Stehlíková.
John Berger is a storyteller, essayist, novelist, film-maker, dramatist and critic, whose body of work embodies his concern for, in Geoff Dyer's words, "the enduring mystery of great art and the lived experience of the oppressed." He is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years, one who has explored the relationships between the individual and society, culture and politics, and experience and expression in a series of novels, essays, plays, films, photographic collaborations and performances, unmatched in their diversity, ambition and reach. His television series and book Ways of Seeing
revolutionised the way that Fine Art is read and understood, while his engagements with European peasantry and migration in the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours
and A Seventh Man
stand as models of empathy and insight.
His recent book, Hold Everything Dear
(Verso Books) is a remarkable collection of essays and reflections on the meaning of commitment and resistance. From striking meditations on the 'war on terror' to moving encounters in Palestine and considerations of radical cultural practise, it deepens and extends our understanding of the difficult present moment. His new novel, From A to X (Verso Books) is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2008.
John Berger lives in France.
A multi-award winning poet and novelist, Michaels is the author of three collections of poetry and the fiction Fugitive Pieces
, which won the Orange Prize, was a bestseller worldwide and has been adapted, with acclaim, for the cinema. She has recently completed a second novel, The Winter Vault
, to be published in 2009. She lives in Toronto.
The Story of Violet, by Tereza Stehlikova
The first title published by Go Together Press is The Story of Violet, by Tereza Stehlíková (40pp, fully colour-illustrated throughout, bi-lingual (English-Czech), 198 Czech Crowns, 9 Euros, £5.99).
Often Violet asks herself, "how can it be so beautiful here? Why are all
the colours more intense than in the world at home? Why can't it be the
other way round? Why does it feel more real here than in the real
A beautifully written and illustrated tale that recognises the dreams and longing of children - and adults - of all ages, The Story of Violet speaks with a timeless insight into the mystery and wonder of the world. It marks the debut of a striking and singular talent.
"Ineffably beautiful." - Sukhdev Sandhu, writer (London Calling, Night Haunts), commentator and chief film critic for The Daily Telegraph.
"A sweet tale about a dissatisfied young girl who learns through her
dreams that imagination is the key to happiness. Very prettily
illustrated." - Lisa Mullen, Time Out London
If you would like to buy The Story of Violet, please click HERE.