Coming up – spring 2024 ...

Our pre-order subscription scheme enables readers to support Grand Iota and receive copies of our new titles before publication. Pre-order subscribers have the option to have their name printed in the back of the books. Watch this page for future offers!

Our first offering for 2024 is also our first ever photo-fiction book. On Reflection, by Grand Iota's co-founder Brian Marley, attracted 42 pre-order subscribers, who received their copies in February 2024, ahead of the publication date. The book is now generally available from Grand Iota at a price of £20 (UK/US) or £25 (EU/ROW), and from all reputable retailers.

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Brian Marley

Brian Marley is best known for his absurdist novel Apropos Jimmy Inkling and for his riotous collection of short fictions The Shenanigans. On Reflection is something different. In his other guise as a photographer, Marley presents a sequence of images, mainly shot through glass (typically shop windows), in various locations. But our attention is distracted from the ostensible content of each photo by the reflected presence of a man, often wearing a hat, sometimes barely visible, always disruptive. That’s the photographer himself, normally the one element absent from photographs (selfies aside), caught in the act of taking the picture we’re looking at. And associated with each image is a text: a micro-story. The first begins: “Catching sight of himself makes him feel physically ill, so he takes pains to avoid mirrors. But despite his best efforts he sees himself everywhere he looks.” From which point the absurdities multiply, to tragicomic effect.

"Debunking the selfie, self-image and the auto-portrait, these are self-portraits in disguise. The images, self-reflexive and reflective – as are the texts – guide us through a series of locations designed to show how reflection works on multiple levels when photographing through glass, touching on Situationism and, with mordant humour, the death of the author." – Rosa Woolf Ainley

60pp (203mm x 203mm, full colour on art paper)
MARCH 2024

... and later in 2024 ...


Reality Street/Grand Iota has acquired the rights to this classic study of American culture, long out of print. More news very soon about it, and about other books to come.

... and early 2025 ...

ALMANACH by Sharon Kivland

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