Gayle’s Autumn Picks 2023
Selected by Gayle Lazda
This autumn brings a flurry of great reissues: Dinah Brooke’s brilliantly horrible Lord Jim at Home; a spooky Margaret Oliphant; Elizabeth Mavor’s absolutely wild sounding A Green Equinox; and a Faber Edition of the still criminally neglected Brigid Brophy.
I’m also excited about the beautiful new Powell and Pressburger book, released to tie in with the major retrospective at the BFI; Alison Rumfitt’s follow up to Tell Me I’m Worthless; and Weird Walk zine taking full book form.
And a special shout out to the legend Lydia Davis. A new book of short stories from her is always to be celebrated, but this time doubly so: she's not allowing Am*zon to sell it. Buy it from your friendly local independent bookseller now!
From the publisher:
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger were true visionaries of British cinema, creating glorious Technicolor masterpieces including A Matter of Life and Death (1946), Black Narcissus (1947) and The Red Shoes (1948).Delving into their…