Passfield Press was established on September 1, 2011 with the mandate of publishing literary titles primarily by author Michael Hetherington.

Passfield Press released its first book, The Archive Carpet, in October 2012. In fall of 2013, the press released The Playing Card, a first novel by Hetherington, which received the gold medal for best fiction from the Canada West region – 2014 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and was a finalist in the literary fiction category – ForeWord Reviews 2013 Book of the Year Awards.

In May of 2014, Passfield Press published Hetherington’s second novel, Halving the Orange, which was a finalist in the literary adult fiction category for ForeWord Reviews 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards; and in October of 2014, his third novel Hooked, which was named one of Shelf Unbound’s Top 100 Notable Books for 2015.

More information about Passfield Press titles can be found via the “Books” link of this site.

Passfield Press is named for Passfield Hall in the Bloomsbury district of London, near Tavistock Square, shown in the above photograph taken in 1979. The first part of the tag line for Passfield Press—generative disturbances at the margins—comes from  the Group Pattern Language Project.