Closed to Print Editions

I am closed to print editions of books to review for the time being. Read on for more information why.

At some point after I started writing for the Guardian books blog, people started sending me books. When I started writing my own column, more people started sending me books. A couple of years on, it’s fair to say I get sent a lot of books.

I’ve always loved being sent books. As a young urchin, I was both properly poor and from the kind of chaotic family background that meant library memberships never lasted long, and may the the Big Guy forgive me, I stole books if I wanted to read them. Lots of books. (I’ll tell you the full story some other time). So having books turn up in the post, for free, has always made me giddily excited.

However, I’ve recently moved to a new abode, and I want to decrease the amount of post arriving at my door. So, if you ever happen to send me books and happen to be reading this then please take it as a polite notice that I probably won’t be receiving them. If you have a specific arrangement to send me books for review, then that will continue, but please make sure you have my new address. Apologies that I can’t notify all publishers directly

I’m happy to accept e-arcs, and much more likely to read them.


Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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