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Jonathan Wade by Henry J Sharpe

    When Jonathan Wade died tragically in a road accident in 1973 he was only 31 years old, but had already established himself as the most exciting and most promising artist of his generation. He had been quite prolific during his short career and a number of exhibitions of his work were held in the few years immediately after his death. Henry J Sharpe wrote a monograph which was published by Profile Press in 1977. But this eventually went out of print, and those who had bought his paintings did not part with them very often - as a result there was no turnover of his work in the galleries and auctions. His name and work were sadly and strangely neglected.

    Scotus Press is therefore delighted to make Sharpe's monograph freely available again on the Internet. We will be adding material as we procure it, so that this can be a resource for everyone who has an interest in Wade and his painting. Owners of Wade paintings are invited to send us photographs so that we can put them on the web site.

    Read Jonathan Wade by Henry J Sharpe online here.

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Scotus Press is a small literary press which publishes books as resources allow. It is not subsidised and so depends on the sales of its back numbers to finance future publications. It commissions books and is not, regretfully, open for unsolicited manuscripts. Since its foundation in 2004, Scotus has achieved and enabled its authors to achieve:

    The Bulgarian edition of Jack Harte’s In the wake of the Bagger, first published by Scotus, was shortlisted for the Krastan Dyankov Award for books translated into Bulgarian.

    Congratulations to Vergil Nemchev, another Scotus author, who was shortlisted for the Contemporary Bulgarian Writers Award of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation.

    The International Press Institute based in Vienna nominated Seraglio 55 by Georgy Pryakhin, published in English by Scotus, for the International Human Rights Book Award presented at a public ceremony in the Vienna City Hall on 18 May, 2010. This was in recognition of Pryakhin’s contribution to press freedom by dismantling Communist Party control of the media in the USSR under Gorbachev.

    Scotus Press author, Toma Markov, was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of the European Academy of Poetry.