was founded in 2000 by the Lister family. There are six family members: Brian and Anne, Peter and Jacqui are based in the north east of England; Martin and Wendy have now relocated from Sydney, Australia to London (Chelsea).
Biscuit Publishing takes its name from our very first book (now out of print) called The Biscuit Tin. Our logo bears reference to a boat called 'Biscuit', owned by Lawrence of Arabia.
Read more about Biscuit Publishing in from an interview with Brian Lister at EssentialWriters.com.
mainly fiction, some non-fiction, and poetry.
the annual Biscuit International Short Fiction and Poetry Prizes, offering cash prizes and other special awards that change from time to time.
The Biscuit Prize is open to all UK and overseas writers.
Our authors' reading venues extend through the Royal Festival Hall (Voice Box) London; Literary & Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne; various Public Main Libraries; Durham Literature Festival; Hexham Book Festival and the Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne. Authors' appearances and book signings have been held in Borders Bookstore.
Prize winning authors published by Biscuit include:
Ruth Henderson - The Other Side of the Tide;
Veronica Lloyd - Searching for Martin Barrett;
Tracey Fuller - The Silver Vessel;
Gillian Garnham - A Private Event;
Sally Zigmond - Chasing Angels.
Commissioned works include:
Full Fathom Five by Mike Wilson;
Headlines & Other Growing Pains by Celia Bryce;
Endeavour, Newfound Notes by Bob Beagrie;
The Works (poetry) by Maureen Almond;
The Iron Harvest (poetry and prose) by Diane Wilson;
Women in My Past (dramatised memoir) by Val McLane;
Perfect Mess (poetry) by Bernadette Cremin;
Cut Him Out in Little Stars by Sheila Auld.
All publications are by Biscuit prize winners, or by selected authors approached and commissioned by Biscuit.