Skjelv Du På Handa, Vladimir? / Does Your Hand Shake, Vladimir?

Does your hand shake/today, Vladimir,/as you lift the cup/to your mouth,/when they tell you/thousands upon thousands have died/at your command/on the nineteenth day of the war. Odveig Klyve, translated from Norwegian by Kenneth Steven On March 14 2022, Norwegian poet Odveig Klyve posted a powerful, spontaneous poem on her personal Facebook page condemning Vladimir PutinContinue reading “Skjelv Du På Handa, Vladimir? / Does Your Hand Shake, Vladimir?”

Books of 2022: Femke by David Cameron

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our first fiction title of 2022 will be Femke by David Cameron, a Glasgow-born poet and novelist and winner of the 2014 Hennessy Literary Award. An author of poetry, non-fiction and fiction, this is his third novel and first since 2019’s Prendergast’s Fall. This manuscript came to usContinue reading “Books of 2022: Femke by David Cameron”

Update on the Edinburgh Launch of ‘All the Way Home’

We are sorry to say that due to circumstances outwith our control, we have had to rearrange the Edinburgh launch for All the Way Home with Golden Hare at St Vincent’s Chapel. The event will now take place at 6:30pm on Wednesday March 30. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and assure youContinue reading “Update on the Edinburgh Launch of ‘All the Way Home’”

Two Launches Announced for ‘All the Way Home: 30 Years of Rock Trust’

We are so pleased to announce two launch events for our upcoming anthology All the Way Home (more on that here), one of which marks our first venture over to the West of Scotland. Across both events we’ll be joined by outstanding authors as well as Rock Trust CEO Kate Polson, who will be readingContinue reading “Two Launches Announced for ‘All the Way Home: 30 Years of Rock Trust’”

‘The Other Side of Stone’ in Paperback!

We are so excited to announce that at the end of June, a paperback edition of Linda Cracknell’s The Other Side of Stone will be available for purchase in shops and online for just £8.99! Pre-orders are up and running and can be placed here. Support for the hardback has been incredible – we areContinue reading “‘The Other Side of Stone’ in Paperback!”

An Update on ‘Open Secret: Hong Kong Since the Umbrella Movement’

MARCH 15 2021 In light of recent developments in Hong Kong and their impact upon our upcoming book Open Secret: Hong Kong Since the Umbrella Movement, we thought it necessary to make a statement. As you may or may not be aware, the 47 pro-democracy lawmakers who were arrested under the National Security Law atContinue reading “An Update on ‘Open Secret: Hong Kong Since the Umbrella Movement’”

Pre-orders now available for Linda Cracknell’s ‘The Other Side of Stone’

We are delighted to announce that pre-orders are now available for Linda Cracknell’s fabulous novella, The Other Side of Stone, and can be placed through the Our Books section of our website. Spanning three centuries in an intimate study of those connected to a Perthshire woollen mill, the novella follows characters such as 19th centuryContinue reading “Pre-orders now available for Linda Cracknell’s ‘The Other Side of Stone’”

Happy New Year From Taproot Press!

While now is the time to look forward, we need to once more thank all of you for the support you’ve shown us these last seven months. Juggling the establishment of Taproot with university and family life has been extremely difficult, and at times we’ve not been able to update you all as often as we’d like…