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Founded in 1986 by Pete Ayrton, Serpent’s Tail is an independent publisher that champions independent thinking.

More than twenty-five years on, it continues its commitment to publishing voices neglected by the mainstream, and still has a reputation for publishing the best of all kinds of writing, from literary novels to crime fiction, from work in translation to books on music and politics.

Owned by Profile (also independent) since 2007, with Pete Ayrton as Editor-at-Large, and Hannah Westland as publisher, the list is as strong, and as daring, as ever.