Letters authors write

I ask Upswell authors to prepare a letter to readers who subscribe to annual packages of books they have been included in with an insight to their book or their approach or whatever they wish to share. April and May have been extremely intense months of activity and deadlines–and success for a number of Upswell […]

Reviews of Detachable Penis: a Queer Legal Saga by Sam Elkin

Days into the life of Sam Elkin’s wonderful first book in the world, reviewers are loving it. I’ll keep updating here: Starting with a feature piece by Sam himself in The Guardian on The Moment I Knew: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/article/2024/may/05/the-moment-i-knew-she-stood-up-in-court-and-put-on-the-performance-of-a-lifetime Review in The Saturday Paper 11/5/24 by Stephen A. Russell Sam Elkin jumped ship from a “cushy” […]

Reviews of Excitable Boy by Dominic Gordon

We’ve been receiving some excellent reviews of our April 2024 debut book of narrative nonfiction. Here are a few– From The Guardian Australia by Catriona Menzies-Pike https://www.theguardian.com/books/2024/may/03/excitable-boy-by-dominic-gordon-review-punchy-tales-of-masculinity-sex-and-violence Catriona also provided a further set of responses on her Substack newsletter Infra-Dig, shared with her permission (subscribe is my advice!) https://infradig.substack.com/p/auto-gloss From The Guardian Australia, a short […]