Ragpicker Press is an independent publisher dedicated to new writing from Latin America. It was set up specifically to publish The Football Crónicas, a collection of football-themed writing, and now launches its second book, Crude Words, an anthology of contemporary Venezuelan writing.
Ragpicker Press comprises Tim Girven and Jethro Soutar, co-directors of the publishing house.
Tim has over twenty years editorial experience and has lived, worked and travelled extensively throughout Latin America.
Jethro Soutar is a writer and a translator of Spanish and Portuguese. He has written two non-fiction books with Latin American themes (one of them a biography of Ronaldinho - Ronaldinho: Football's Flamboyant Maestro), and translated crime fiction novels from Argentina and Brazil. He has also travelled extensively throughout Latin America, and lived, studied and worked in Brazil.