Tickets Now Available: Private Reception & Benefit w/ Jón Gnarr

On April 24 in Rochester, NY, share an intimate evening of food and drinks with the one-of-a-kind Jón Gnarr (former mayor of Reykjavík, author of The Indian), and benefit local nonprofit publisher Open Letter Books. Tickets are now available in very limited quantities. Check out all the great details and get your tickets HERE.

March 19, 2015 by Nathan Furl

EVENT - Reading the Word Conversation Series: Michael Henry Heim & A Life in Translation - April 2, 2015

Michael Henry Heim was one of the greatest literary translators, and translation advocates, of the 20th century. His impact – on the study of translation, the funding of translation, the introduction of the phrase "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" into English – is immense, varied, and inspirational. Come hear the editors – Esther AllenSean Cotter, and Russell Scott Valentino – of The Man Between: Michael Henry Heim & A Life in Translation talk about this exciting new book, the many contributions within, Mike himself, and the art . . .

Announcing Our 2015 Spring/Summer Releases

Open Letter 2015 Spring/Summer Catalog
Click here to check out the 5 awesome books from our 2015 spring/summer catalog. (Or click here to view or download a PDF of the complete print version.)

January 13, 2015 by Nathan Furl

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 . . .

August 06, 2014 by Nathan Furl

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.)
August 06, 2014 by Nathan Furl
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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.
January 22, 2014 by Nathan Furl
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Three Percent Is Looking for New Reviewers

Our international-literature/inside-publishing/rant-making/book-review blog, Three Percent, is looking for some new book reviewers. If you're interested, send your credentials, writing samples, or passionate plea to us at submissions@openletterbooks.org.

November 22, 2013 by Nathan Furl

Vote for Open Letter Books!

Since other "people's choice"-type awards have rudely overlooked translations, Typographical Era has stepped in to fill the gap with their first annual translation award. Everyone gets a vote, and our books Tirza and The Dark are both on the the official list of nominations. Pick your favorite, help stack the deck for Open Letter!

November 15, 2013 by Nathan Furl

Numéro Cinq Reviews "L'Amour" by Marguerite Duras

"This is gorgeous writing that creates a metaphor of the environment, a shifting, modulating, oxidizing world of relations."

Read the whole, in-depth review by Natalia Sarkissian over at Numéro Cinq, and check out L'Amour and read an excerpt right here.

October 21, 2013 by Nathan Furl