About

‘We must never be afraid to go too far, for the truth lies beyond.’

– Marcel Proust

 

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Jean Findlay, Founder, Head of Publishing

Scotland Street Press

Founded by Jean Findlay in 2014 in Scotland Street, Edinburgh, the Press was set up on the proceeds of a literary biography. Chasing Lost Time – the Life of C. K. Moncrieff, Soldier, Spy and Translator was published by Chatto and Windus in the U.K. and by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the U.S. However the Scottish translator of Proust had his own stories published by T. S. Eliot in the 1920s and these are collected in our first publication – ANT . Like him, we care about literature. Our Press is regional (based in Edinburgh), national (sells in bookshops throughout the country) and international (we sell rights internationally).

Our Aim

We are committed to developing a publishing house that helps promote Scotland as a distinctive creative voice in the world. Women’s voices are under represented in literature as a whole in Scotland, and we intend to help redress this balance. We have discovered two outstanding first time female authors and generated a PEN Award for Tania Skarynkina and a nomination for the Carnegie Medal for L. J. MacWhirter. Our collection sees four memoirs by older women and twelve out of sixteen titles by women.

We are keen to create books that not only read well, but look beautiful; we aim to combine the visual design, binding, and cover with the literary merit of the contents. Our team of designers and printers work closely with the editorial team to ensure that the themes of the book are accurately translated into a tangible aesthetic.

We hope that our books liven your minds and hearts and inspire you to great things. There are often up to four of us in the office and we work hard on few resources.

Interested in reviewing one of our books? Contact us at scotlandstreetpress@gmail.com or on Twitter.

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