This new collection of rare and unpublished writing by the cult 1960s author Ann Quin explores the risks and seductions of going over the edge. The stories cut an alternative path across innovative twentieth-century writing, bridging the world of Virginia Woolf and Anna Kavan with that of Kathy Acker and Chris Kraus.
Reviewed by Tom Overton in Frieze: “Our Gusts and Storms”
This welcome, overdue collection shows her broader achievement
Featured in the Guardian’s “2018 in books: a literary calendar”
Featured in The New Statesman’s “Women of the world, take over: the books we’ll be reading in 2018”
Featured in Vol.1 Brooklyn’s “January 2018 Book Preview”
The Unmapped Country assembles her previously-uncollected shorter works, and should give readers a fuller sense of Quin’s tremendous power as a writer.
Featured in Lithub’s “15 Books You Should Read This January”
Hers is a voice that should be more widely read and discussed; hopefully this book will help contribute to a Quin renaissance.
Recommended by Lara Pawson in the Republic of Consciousness Prize Newsletter
For 2018, the book I’m most excited about is The Unmapped Country by Ann Quin… [The stories] are dark, intense and wonderfully free. Yet another hit for And Other Stories.