Aurora Metro is an independent publisher of books – drama, fiction, non-fiction, humour, teen fiction and biography. We sell a wide range of books and plays for children, teens, Young Adults and adults. Our books are for people who love a good read and enjoy good writing. We also sell our books to bookshops, schools and libraries or you can shop on-line for our books via the internet .

We also provide, through our charity Aurora Metro Arts and Media, Arts and Education projects and workshops mainly to schools, libraries and community groups.

Around the Table & Taking the Stage: Celebrating International Women’s Day

Please join us at the following event to celebrate the launch ofPLAYS FOR TODAY BY WOMEN: an anthology of new writing by women.

Around the Table & Taking the Stage

with Lucy Kerbal, Cheryl Robson, Emteaz Hussain and Amanda Stuart Fisher.

DATE: Tuesday 4th March 2014, 17.30-19.30

VENUE: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, University of London

TICKETS: Reserve your free ticket at; www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rcssd-research-office-2767814018

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2014 we will be discussing the changing pace for women in theatre. Join us for an open conversation with guests: Lucy Kerbal (Director of Tonic Theatre and editor of 100 Great Plays for Women), Cheryl Robson (Playwright, Publisher and co-editor of Plays for Today by Women), Emteaz Hussain (Playwright, Sweet Cider, Tamasha Theatre, 2008) and Amanda Stuart Fisher (From The Mouths of Mothers, 2013 and Reader in Contemporary Theatres and Performance at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama). The event will be chaired by Gilli Bush-Bailey, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s visiting professor in women’s performance history.

Virginia Prize 2013

Aurora Metro Arts and Media, the Twickenham-based arts organization, is delighted to announce Leipzig, by Fiona Rintoul as the 2014 winner of the biennial Virginia Prize for the best new fiction by a woman writing in English.

On winning the prize, Fiona said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted to have won the Virginia Prize and that my novel Leipzig will now be published by Aurora Metro Books. The publisher’s backlist is full of novels that grab my interest, so I feel I’ve found an excellent home for mine. Prizes such as the Virginia Prize, which are open and anonymous, really do give writers a chance to get their work out there and bring new voices to the reading public.’

Fiona looks forward to seeing the book in print this autumn with Aurora Metro Books.