Words: Babita Patel, author of Breaking out in Prison
Images: © Babita Patel

Stay with me here. Let’s talk about defunding the police.

It’s a campaign not about revenge, but opportunity.

It’s not about having no cops on the streets — it’s about asking them to do what they do best, and to only do that. It’s about reimagining the…


This year, Red Press will celebrate American Black History Month with the publication of Breaking Out in Prison by Babita Patel. Breaking Out in Prison introduces you to 15 men who were locked out of society long before they were locked up. Men who got an education inside Sing Sing…


Debut verse novelist Dan Tuttle sits down with us to talk boredom, inspiration, breakfast cereals and the laws of the universe.

Interview by Chiara Bullen

How long had the idea for Stella been brewing in your mind?

The novel took seven years from concept to print. The idea of writing a children’s book, as it was originally conceived, had a gestation period of about twelve minutes. I was bored on a…


She Found It At The Movies: Women Writers on Sex, Desire & Cinema will hit bookshelves worldwide in March 2020 from Red Press. To celebrate this announcement, we sat down with editor Christina Newland about the inspiration behind the book and the publishing process so far.

How did you come…


The current climate crisis is a hot topic of debate right now—but many articles and arguments depend on the assumption that everyone knows the ins and outs of what’s being discussed. Below is an extract from Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes by Lyla Bashan, where she gives an…


Below is an extract from Martin Burt’s Who Owns Poverty?, a memoir about his work to eradicate multidimensional poverty through his Poverty Stoplight initiative. The book will be published by Red Press on September 3 2019.

WHAT IF NEARLY EVERYTHING we thought we knew about poverty was wrong? What if…


Claire Bennett, one of the authors behind Learning Service: The Essential Guide to Volunteering Abroad, discusses ten essential subjects to consider before volunteering overseas.

You have great qualifications, lots of work experience and developed expertise in your chosen field. …


This year, Red Press will celebrate International Women’s Day with the publication of “The Anatomy of Silence”. Here we talk to editor Cyra Perry Dougherty and our Founder Katherine Knotts about the story behind the book: its origins, the fine line between editing and silencing, and what it was like…


Red Press author Lyla Bashan has been on the road doing talks at schools and universities to promote her book. Here’s what she’s learned from the experience, and her top tips for other authors planning similar events.

I wrote Global: An Extraordinary Guide for Ordinary Heroes to inspire and empower…


The Anatomy of Silence is an anthology of non-fiction and creative narratives about the silence that surrounds sexual violence. This book presents unflinching analysis by 26 survivors and allies talking out loud about what it means to stay silent, to be silenced, to be complicit in silencing others. Below is…

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