Re: RARA-AVIS: Black noir

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 26 Mar 2004

David wrote:

"I don't know...most of Holloway's current catalog is pretty sub-Gold Medal even."

You'll note I said "trying to be." The comparison to Gold Medal was more about the paperback originals with no pretentions aspect of Gold Medal. Quality of writing-wise, Holloway House would generally be several steps below.

"Old School Books was pretty cool, but even cooler was Payback Press. I don't think their stuff is available in the U.S. any more, but the last time I was in Ireland, I saw a few new Payback editions, so maybe they're still publishing there."

Payback is still adding titles? I thought they had pretty much the same list as Old School, with the notable addition of the omnibus editions of the Harlem Cycle. I'll have to check out Canongate's website.


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