Pushkin Press launches One imprint

Pushkin Press has set up a new imprint, One, which will launch this autumn releasing one title per season.

The title, either fiction or non-fiction, will be selected and edited by writer, editor and international literary scout Elena Lappin [pictured].

Lappin said: "I am so thrilled to edit One, which will give pride of place to books that more than satisfy readers' expectations: books that fascinate, challenge and entertain, by telling a truly great story, fearlessly and engagingly."

Publisher of Pushkin Press Adam Freudenheim said: "From the moment I met Elena I knew I had to find a way to work with her . . . Critically for us her work as an international literary scout and commercial nous are second to none. Pushkin Press is all about bringing the best stories from all over the world to readers in the UK, so we're the ideal home for this fresh and original imprint, allowing Elena to combine her talents and focus her energies on the publication of just a few books each year."

The first title to be published under the imprint will be Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason, to be published in C-format trade paperback on 10th October, priced £12.99. It has already been published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery imprint in the US.

The publisher described it as "a darkly comic novel which combines the humour of the Coen brothers with the suspense of Alfred Hitchcock. Jamie Mason spins the gripping story of lonely widower and accidental murderer Jason Getty, who lives with the guilt of having buried his victim in his backyard, only to discover two other bodies".

Pushkin Press launched a children’s imprint in January this year. The publisher was bought by Freudenheim and Stephanie Seegmuller in April last year.