This Folio Life: Folio at 70

Posted on 07/09/2017

It is always – whatever one might say to the contrary – interesting to know what one’s peers think of you. A birthday is as good an opportunity as any to elicit such views, and it was with this in min …


Monday, 5th June 2017

Posted on 05/06/2017

The Folio Society does not often hold launch parties, and there was a good reason to make an exception for the Bayeux Tapestry. If ever a publication needs to be seen to be understood, this is it. We …


Thursday, 13th April 2017

Posted on 13/04/2017

Last week I went to Reykjavik to promote The Poetic Edda. The main event was an interview on the TV Arts programme Kiljan, chaired by the larger-than-life Egill Helgason. I was pretty daunted going in …


This Folio Life: American Gods

Posted on 09/03/2017

American Gods – considered by many to be Neil Gaiman’s masterpiece – is one of Folio’s most anticipated publications. It comes just ahead of the long-awaited TV adaptation, but the novel, first publis …


Book Illustration Competition: Paul Cox

Posted on 05/01/2017

Paul Cox talks about the impact of the competition on his career as an illustrator. “The Folio Society originally ran a competition within the Royal College of Art illustration department. The annual …


Tuesday, 4th October 2016

Posted on 23/11/2016

Last week I drove with my colleague Christine to Bayeux, with the prototype of our new edition of The Bayeux Tapestry loaded in the back of the car. As those who read my earlier blog posts will rememb …