My new book, Left Field, has been accepted by Unbound, an exciting new publisher who make books available through crowdfunding. This award-winning company were shortlisted for The Bookseller Industry Awards - Independent Publisher of the Year in 2013 & 2014 and have recently agreed a joint-venture deal with the Cornerstone division of Penguin Random House to distribute their titles. One of Unbound's most recent successes has been the long-listing of Paul Kingsnorth's The Wake for the 2014 Man Booker Prize.
Left Field has received backing from Sir Tom Stoppard and Brian Eno. Tom said, "David Wilson has lived a life and a half … The broken world needed people like David then; it still does and always will." Brian Eno has commented: "This is an excellent and inspiring book. David's stubborn and yet self-effacing commitment to his ideals carried him through many daunting situations, and his sense of humour kept him able to see the funny side."
Some of you will know that this memoir had an earlier title—Café Slavia. Although a café in Prague with this name does feature in my book as one of many adventures during my 25-year association with the Balkans, it is not the whole story. What does lie behind the whole story is more accurately reflected in the new title.
I hope you will join Tom Stoppard and Brian Eno and become supporters—and then readers of my book.
Left Field is being promoted and will be published by Unbound.
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Other early supporters of Left Field include: Mandla Langa, author of The Lost Colours of the Chameleon, and winner of 2009 Commonwealth Prize. "David Wilson is a national treasure," and
David Hencke, former Guardian Westminster correspondent and Exaro writer who have been at the centre of recent revelations on Establishment paedophilia. David said "This is the work of a determined guy who is prepared to expose fraud and injustice wherever he finds it."
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