Penguin publishing collaboration The Happy Reader releases fourth issue

23 October 2015

The Happy Reader, the magazine about reading, is back with its fourth issue. The cover of the latest instalment of Penguin’s publishing collaboration with Fantastic Man editor Seb Emina features Alan Cumming. Interviewed by culture editor of The Guardian US Alex Needham, the Scottish actor and author talks about everything from Shakespeare to sexuality, and offers surprising reading recommendations. The second half of The Happy Reader reconsiders sci-fi novel The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel through fashion, art, lifestyle and film, and includes a visit to New York’s only sci-fi bookstore.

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