Media Issue Editorial

As any arts graduate knows, careers advisors and recruitment companies have little to offer if what you want to do is further your artistic interests and make a living at the same time. Sadly, many national publications see young, talented writers, artists and designers as fair game for slave labour. At the LIP we look at things differently.


In its twenty year history, Serpent’s Tail has consistently published writers from outside the literary mainstream. With Elfreid Jelinek picking up the Nobel Prize in 2004 and Lionel Shriver scooping the Orange prize last year for We Need to Talk About Kevin, founder Pete Ayrton can be confident that the risks he has taken have paid off.


Novelist, Restaurant Critic of the Year, TV Presenter, Columnist and self confessed ‘snooty public schoolboy from London’, Giles Coren gives Mark Grimmer his two penn’oth on The Art Of Good Journalism.