About

Repeater Books is dedicated to the creation of a new reality. The landscape of twenty-first-century arts and letters is faded and inert, riven by fashionable cynicism, egotistical self-reference and a nostalgia for the recent past. Repeater intends to add its voice to those movements that wish to enter history and assert control over its currents, gathering together scattered and isolated voices with those who have already called for an escape from Capitalist Realism. Our desire is to publish in every sphere and genre, combining vigorous dissent and a pragmatic willingness to succeed where messianic abstraction and quiescent co-option have stalled: abstention is not an option: we are alive and we don’t agree.

Some information about the people behind Repeater:

PUBLISHER:
Tariq Goddard 
is the publisher of Repeater. Originally from London, he is the author of six novels, and now lives on a farm in Wiltshire (UK) with his wife and children.

OWNER:
Etan Ilfeld 
is the owner and managing director of Watkins Media.

PRODUCTION EDITOR:
Josh Turner
 is an editor, writer and musician based in Falmouth, Cornwall (UK). He has an MA in Critical and Cultural Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London and plays music in The BV’s.

PUBLICITY/MARKETING DIRECTOR:
Tamar Shlaim
 is a publicist and occasional editor based in London (UK). She also manages a band, flies+flies, and runs a small record label, Precious Snowflake Records.

ASSISTANT UK PUBLICIST:
Chani Wisdom

PUBLICIST (US/CAN):
Jonathan Maunder 
worked in publishing and bookselling in London from 2007-17, before moving to Chicago for love. He has written for the Chicago Review of Books and the Guardian, and is involved with progressive political campaigns in Chicago.

EVENTS & MARKETING (UK):
Lucia Garavaglia 
oversees the events and marketing at Repeater. She graduated from Goldsmiths University with an MFA in Contemporary Art Curating and is currently based in Oxford and London. 

DESIGNER:
Johnny Bull

EDITORS AT LARGE:
Phil Jourdan is the author of Praise of MotherhoodJohn Gardner: A Tiny Eulogy and What Precision, Such Restraint. He is editor at Angry Robot and a co-founder of LitReactor.

Matteo Mandarini
 was educated formally in England (UCL and Warwick, studying Philosophy) and politically in Italy. He currently plies his trade as a Marxist Lecturer in Strategy in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London.

Alex Niven is Lecturer in English Literature at Newcastle University and the author of Folk OppositionDefinitely Maybe and The Last Tape.

Repeater Books was founded in 2014 by Mark Fisher, Tariq Goddard, Etan Ilfeld, Phil Jourdan, Matteo Mandarini, Alex Niven and Tamar Shlaim.