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Trent Editions

  • Unit(s) of assessment: English Language and Literature
  • School: School of Arts and Humanities


Trent Editions aims to recover and publish landmark texts in handsome and affordable modern editions

…the excellent in-house imprint of Nottingham Trent University.

Boyd Tonkin, The Independent

The publishing arm of Nottingham Trent University, Trent Editions was founded in 1998. For the past 20 years we have sought to enrich the literary landscape by making innovative, radical and culturally significant works accessible to new audiences in handsome print editions.

We recover texts from neglected writers, including the first novel by an African-American woman, Harriett Wilson’s Our Nig. We have worked with poetry and prose works by working-class writers like John Clare, Ethel Carnie Holdsworth. In addition, postcolonial texts by authors such as Alex La Guma and Cornelia Sorabji - all presented with critical introductions by leading scholars in the field.

Our specialist interests include, but are in no way restricted to:

  • Radical fiction and poetry
  • World literature and postcolonial writing
  • American fiction
  • Women's fiction and non-fiction
  • Modernism and interwar writing
  • Local and regional writing
  • Texts that are significant to the history and development of working-class, radical and popular print culture
  • Other important printed texts that have existed on the cultural margins

We accept book proposals all year round. If you would like to submit a proposal please fill out this form and email your completed proposal to

Our Titles

We have several existing and emerging specialist interests:

Laura (Riding) Jackson’s life and works

Series Editor: Mark Jacobs

American Recoveries: Key texts from the cultural memory of North America

Radical Fictions: Recovering radical novels and innovative fiction, with an emphasis on writers of the British Isles

Poetry Recoveries: Reconnecting poets to their own time and ours

Postcolonial Writings: Radical voices of the colonial past, speaking to the postcolonial present

Radical Recoveries: Key texts in the history and development of working-class, radical and popular print culture

Trent Essays: Writers on the Craft of Writing

Early Modern Writing: Recovering radical manuscript and printed texts from the cultural margins


Our current available books and publications on offer to purchase can be found by following this link.

This includes pricing, a description of each publication and it's respective author.

Contact Us

Editorial Director: Professor Andrew Thacker


Tel: 83138

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Clifton Campus
College Dr, Clifton, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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