Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Michael Smith:

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"This book is a beautiful artefact in its own right ... a total Gawain experience for the contemporary reader"

Shiny New Books

My illustrated translation of the Middle-English masterpiece, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, was published in 2018. Illustrated with my own linocut prints and featuring a host of background historical information, it is a very special book.

Order your unique collector's edition of Gawain here!

The book is available in two types: a trade hard copy (available through most booksellers) and a de luxe collector's edition, which is only available through me. The collector's edition includes:

  1. unique book jacket with exquisite design treatment

  2. higher quality paper than bookshop edition

  3. bound-in ribbon bookmark

  4. ribbons at top and bottom of spine

  5. an embossed pentangle on the boards underneath the jacket!

You can also buy some of the original illustrations from the book here.

Summary of Contents


The survival of the manuscript

Note on translation

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight:

Fitt 1

Fitt 2

Fitt 3

Fitt 4


In search of Hautdesert

In search of the Green Chapel

 ISBN-10: 1783525606

 ISBN-13: 978-1783525607

About the publisher

Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher, with authors including the BBC presenter Jonathan Meades, the film director Mike Hodges (Get Carter, Flash Gordon) and the Slade musician Dave Hill amongst many others.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - a new translation with a profusion of linocut illustrations and supporting historical information - was published in 2018. Order a signed and dedicated copy here

Coming Soon!

William and the Werewolf

Coming Soon! Also by Michael Smith is William and the Werewolf - a new translation of the fourteenth century adventure romance, William of Palerne. For more information, click here