Galley Beggar Press

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Mission Statement / Editorial Focus
GALLEY BEGGAR PRESS is an independent publisher committed to publishing daring, innovative fiction and narrative non-fiction. Founded in 2012, we are particularly keen to support writers of great literary talent writing outside the norm, who push the boundaries of form and language. Over the past eight years, our authors – from Lucy Ellmann (Ducks, Newburyport), Preti Taneja (We that are young), to Eimear McBride (A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing), Alex Pheby (Lucia), and beyond – have gone on to be longlisted, shortlisted, and the winners of over twenty of the world’s most prestigious literary awards, including the Booker Prize, the Women’s Prize for Fiction, the Wellcome Book Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize, the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction, the Jan Michalski Prize, the Folio Prize, the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and the Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize. We are incredibly proud to say that in our short history, our authors have won the Goldsmiths Prize and the Desmond Elliott Prize not once, but twice. (Goldsmiths: Eimear McBride, A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing, 2013; Lucy Ellmann, Ducks, Newburyport, 2019. Desmond Elliott: Eimear McBride, A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing, 2014; Preti Taneja, We that are young, 2018.) We have been called a “small-but-mighty institution” (The Desmond Elliott Prize), a “tiny publisher… with a cartload of guts” (The Guardian), and “revolutionary” (The Telegraph). GALLEY BEGGAR PRESS is run by its co-founders, Sam Jordison and Eloise Millar.

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Eloise Millar
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