Works of the radical imagination. Literature in translation, fiction, non-fiction, & children's titles from Seven Stories Press in the UK.
Seven Stories Press Ltd, a UK company, was founded in 2016 by publisher Dan Simon together with Turnaround Distribution’s co-founder Bill Godber, as an exploration into what an English and more European version of the US independent publisher might look like.
As with Seven Stories Press, Inc., the British limited company publishes a select list of international authors of fiction, non-fiction, and children’s titles, informed by its belief in the radical imagination and the power of books to change our DNA and the contours of the world around us. Seven Stories Press Inc. is best known globally as a nexus for passionate voices of conscience and writers of the imagination, including being the first English-language publisher of the 2022 Nobel Literature laureate Annie Ernaux. In the same way, the UK company has introduced both new and established voices from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. These include Croatian novelists Robert Perisic (No-Signal Area, shortlisted for the EBRD Literature Prize 2021) and Ivana Bodrožic; Romanian novelist Liliana Corobca (translator Monica Cure won the 2023 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize for The Censor's Notebook), Northern Ireland debut author Eoghan Walls, Italian novelist Nadia Terranova (Farewell, Ghosts, shortlisted for the 2019 Strega Prize), Dublin Literary Award shortlisted Canadian-Vietnamese novelist Kim Thúy (Em), Cuban essayist Iván de la Nuez, Argentine novelist Daniel Guebel, Venezuelan short story writer and novelist Rodrigo Blanco Calderón, and Mexican novelists Clyo Mendoza and Guadalupe Nettel. In early 2022, Seven Stories Press Inc. released to acclaim The Lost Soul, the first illustrated book with text by Nobel literature laureate Olga Tokarczuk.
In another first for the press, authors Kim Thúy and Rodrigo Blanco Calderón appeared at the 2022 edition of the world-renowned Edinburgh International Book Festival. Recently acquired new works include those by the Ukrainian novelists Artem Chapeye and Artem Chekh and the Polish author Zyta Rudzka.
In addition to designated Seven Stories Press Ltd. titles, which are printed in England with UK ISBNs and covers, Seven Stories Press, Inc. also assures, through its relationship with Turnaround, the distribution in the UK of the entire Seven Stories backlist. Outside England, all Seven Stories titles are distributed throughout the English-speaking world by Penguin Random House.
The publishing team in the UK is led by senior publicist and advisor Catherine Taylor, rights director and senior editor Silvia Stramenga and coordinator Anastasia Damaskou, all of whom are based in the UK and Europe. Sales inquiries and book orders may be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Publicity inquiries and review copy requests may be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.