Matt Winterburn joins Oort

December 2019

Oort publications is very excited to announce the appointment of Matt Winterburn as Executive Director of Oort Publishing, alongside Founder David Williams. Winterburn specializes in children’s literature but also contributes to David’s humorous poetry for the more mature reader. As the publishing house drives to promote individual writers and charitable interests, Williams and Winterburn have a broad range of material to be published through Oort, and an extensive network of supportive partners.

“We are delighted that Matt has agreed to join and expand the scale of the poetic enterprise within Oort and drive our house forward. Without being too biased I think we have a modern-day Kipling in our midst.”

David Williams, Founder

Oort publications is preparing for a series of book launches in the coming months. More news will follow…



“This week’s must read: Ghastly Holidays”

5 stars

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Thank you so much for visiting Oort Publications and a very warm welcome to the second book by the oorthor David Williams, Ghastly Holidays.


Ghastly Holidays is more than running through fields of wheat! It is about igniting them albeit “accidentally”. Hard on the heels of Filthy Creatures comes David Williams’s new book Ghastly Holidays. From action packed weekends to the Outer Shetlands, lamentable skiing in Lech, crazy hire car trips in Corfu and rubber pollution in Polzeath, Williams takes the reader on a global poetic tour of catastrophic trips drizzled together with delicious drawings by Elliot Byrne. So welcome to the ride, sit down and be warned you may well need to Muckle up!

Rosie you are always welcome.
MORAL Bravo pubic transport.
MORAL A rosé a day, c’est parfait!
MORAL being bald, skinny, blind and having a 15 inch tongue does have its upsides

"A driving test is not required, Insurance a flight of fancy,
A surface road is undesired, Indicators are for nancies."
MORAL Spray where the sun don't shine.
MORAL Sometimes three collects a crowd.
MORAL Don't smoke.