What we’re about
Repeater events will feature book launches, talks, and happenings dedicated to progressive and radical literature and ideas.
Repeater Books is dedicated to the creation of a new reality. The landscape of twenty-first-century arts and letters is faded and inert, driven 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.
Founded in 2016 by Mark Fisher, Tariq Goddard, Etan Ilfeld, Phil Jourdan, Matteo Mandarini, Alex Niven and Tamar Shlaim.
Repeater is a publishing imprint started by the same group that founded and ran Zero Books. Its purpose is to expand upon and complete the project begun with Zero; that of bringing marginal, esoteric, idiosyncratic and necessary literature and thought into a mainstream that would otherwise ignore it. We are primarily enthusiasts who will consider and respond to all submissions on any subject or genre, irrespective of how superficially unpromising they may appear, so long as they are written with conviction, intelligence and indifference to the rewards of playing it safe.