Wednesday 12 January 2022

Mrs Death Misses Death paperback arrives January 20 2022



I start 2022 with the launch of the beautiful blue paperback edition of Mrs Death Misses Death  - This version is a bit easier on the pocket than the hardback, thanks to all waiting for this edition. Thank you to everyone that has pre-ordered and is waiting so patiently with me for blue books to arrive next week. We have some delicious events and festivals planned and gorgeous radio and podcasts and more all coming up. So excited to see your faces again!!

This intoxicating, life-affirming, fire-starter of a novel publishes in paperback on 20 January 2022 with a brand new look and a stunning lapis-blue design and soft-touch cover. Shortlisted for the Gordon Burn Book Prize, nominated for the People’s Book Prize and also included in the Bad Form Books of the Year 2021 and Guardian Best Fiction of 2021

 Belfast Telegraph, January 2022



A must-read if ever there was one! The story of Wolf and Mrs Death offers the most unique, powerful, and eye-opening view of the circle of life and death. 

Excuse me while I rave about this book, it’s so different, so powerful, so fabulous that I’m experiencing reading elation after finishing it. When Wolf Willeford meets Mrs Death, he becomes her scribe and travels with her to view humanity as it circulates from life to death. A renowned performance poet, this is Salena Godden’s debut novel. In 2018 a BBC Radio 4 documentary was broadcast as it followed the novel as it was written over twelve months. Containing poetry, chants, commentary, recollections, moments in time, and all within the most wonderful story, this is a recognisable yet totally unique take on death. Her words entered my thoughts and made me see, search, examine, they entered my heart and made me feel. Small intimate and intricate moments sit alongside huge stories that are all linked by death. My feelings span from humour to heartbreak, from darkness to light, and all the while the story flows with strength and beauty. There may well be some emotionally difficult paths to explore along the way, and while uncomfortable reading in places this is as much about life, love, and hope as it is death. This is a reading experience I won’t forget and I just had to choose it as one of my Liz Picks of the Month and of course a LoveReading Star Book. Celebrating life and opening up questions on how we view death, Mrs Death Misses Death is a wake-up call of a book that I will be recommending far and wide. LIZ ROBINSON

January's paperback parties

16 Jan – Cunning Folk Book Club 

Liberia, Brick Lane

20 Jan – Paperback launch day

See you in the pub!

25 Jan - FANE Online

Join me and @FaneProductions on January 25 to celebrate 

the paperback release of #MrsDeathMissesDeath

Excited to announce I’ll be in conversation 

with supreme poet & author Nikita Gill @nktgill

For the unique 'stream and book' package 

please sign up here:


27 Jan – Printed Matter Bookshop, 

St Mary's in the Castle, Hastings

I’m heading home to Hastings

Reading alongside brilliant writer Gareth Rees 

I cannot wait to see the sea and see my friends and family down there...

#Hastings #supportbookshops


C O M I N G   U P 

some dates for your 2022 diary  

live, online & hybrid events

festivals & parties

bookshops & libraries

podcasts & radio


16 Jan – Cunning Folk Book Club, Liberia, Brick Lane


20 Jan – Paperback launch day

25 Jan - FANE online


27 Jan – Printed Matter Bookshop, St Mary's, Hastings


31 Jan – How To Academy with Yrsa Daley Ward


25-27 March – Laugharne Festival, Wales

4 March - Tubthumping, Leeds

6 March - Nutopia, Coventry Cathedral

23 March - Hastings Library

30 March - Wanstead Library


31 March –Boozy Book Club 


29 April – Byline Festival, London


14 June – Crossing The Tees Festival

8-10 July - Also Festival 


13 Aug – Big Little Festival

NEW episodes, coming soon, watch this page

Dead Darlings Podcast

Tom Brosseau, The Great American Folk Show

Across the Pond Podcast

Critics Choice Podcast

Little Atoms Podcast

BBC R4 Podcast Radio Hour

Feminist Book Club Paris

You're Gonna Die Podcast

Queer Death Stories 

Roaring 20's Radio Show

Mrs Death Misses Death available now
Hardback | Paperback | Ebook  
Audiobook – read by the author



Pages of Hackney 

Newham Bookshop


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