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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.


Al Jazeera’s Head of International and Media relations, Satnam Matharu talks to the LIP about the station’s reputation and aims for the future.


Coming soon – the LIP magazine music issue featuring… Graham Coxon on art and inspiration, The Pipettes, Emily Ford on the sounds coming from the London Underground, Miles Johnson talks to Tamer Nafer of DAM, artist Idris Khan talks to Mark Grimmer about representing music in photography, Professor Julian Leff on music and psychiatry, Laura Alsopp discusses the Frieze art fair, Tim Noakes speaks to the inventor of the MPC, Roger Linn and Hedley Twidle explains why Keith Jarrett is essential listening plus much, much more.

For more information contact Mark Grimmer

The Media Issue – On Sale Now

The Media Issue of the LIP is available to buy now, featuring Giles Coren on life as a novelist and critic, The Times War correspondent, Anthony Loyd on his addiction to war, Al Jazeera’s Satnam Matharu on the press in the Arab world, Laura Keynes on 18th century hack work, Tom Wipperman on what the French can teach us about diversity in publishing, and Serpent’s Tail founder Pete Ayrton on posh porn.

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