Archipelago Books

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Archipelago Books
Founded 2003
Founder Jill Schoolman
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location Brooklyn, New York
Nonfiction topics Essays
Fiction genres Fiction in translation
Official website www.archipelagobooks.org

Archipelago Books is an American "not-for-profit publisher dedicated to promoting cross-cultural exchange through international literature in translation."[1] Located in Brooklyn, New York, it publishes small to mid-size runs of international fiction, poetry, and literary essays. The press was founded in 2003 by Jill Schoolman.[2] On marking its 10th anniversary, Archipelago had published one hundred books, translated from more than twenty-six languages into English.[2] It is distributed in the United States and Canada by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution and in the United Kingdom and Europe by Turnaround Publisher Services.

Archipelago was the 2008 winner of the Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing, given by the Association of American Publishers.[3]

Archipelago's best known authors include Elias Khoury, Julio Cortázar, Mahmoud Darwish, Nobel Prize laureate Halldór Laxness, Breyten Breytenbach, Karl Ove Knausgård, Louis Couperus, Heinrich Heine, Novalis, Hugo Claus, Rainer Maria Rilke, Heinrich von Kleist, and Jacques Poulin.

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  1. ^ Company slogan; see Archipelago Books.
  2. ^ a b Alex Estes (April 4, 2014). "Archipelago Books: 10 Years, 100 Titles, 26 Languages". Publishing Perspectives. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Archipelago Wins Miriam Bass; AAP Indie Meeting Set", Publishers Weekly, 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2009-10-28

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