About Us

Open Letter—the University of Rochester's nonprofit, literary translation press—is one of only a handful of publishing houses dedicated to increasing access to world literature for English readers. Publishing ten titles in translation each year and running an online literary website called Three Percent, Open Letter searches for works that are extraordinary and influential, works that we hope will become the classics of tomorrow.

Making world literature available in English is crucial to opening our cultural borders, and its availability plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy and vibrant book culture. Open Letter strives to cultivate an audience for these works by helping readers discover imaginative, stunning works of fiction and poetry and by creating a constellation of international writing that is engaging, stimulating, and enduring.


Fall Book Tour for "A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish-Language Fiction"


This fall, Valerie Miles will be touring in support of her A Thousand Forests in One Acorn: An Anthology of Spanish-Language Fiction. This breathtaking, one-of-a-kind anthology will quickly become a fixture in literary collections everywhere, as well as a must-have resource about contemporary Spanish-language fiction, and these events will, no doubt, shed some fascinating light on . . .

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Announcing Our Brand New 2014 Fall/Winter Catalog

Click here to check out the newest 5 (amazing) books from our 2014 fall/winter catalog. (Or click here to view or download a PDF of the complete print version.)

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Announcing Our 2014 Spring/Summer Catalog

Click here to check out our newest five books in our 2014 spring/summer catalog.

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