‘…style, wit and narrative drive’

I’ve posted this ad from the Guardian books page (singular) in 1986 before, but I came across it again while sorting through some files and love the fact that a writer as confrontational and experimental as Kathy Acker would not only be described as one ‘with style, wit and narrative drive’ – all true of course – but also be a big enough draw to be the lead title (alongside books by Jonathan Meades, Thomas M. Disch, and Don Bloch) opening Paladin, a new paperback list from Grafton Books, by then a division of Collins.

Paladin paperback list, launch ad – 1 May 1986