Archipelago Books

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Archipelago Books
FounderJill Schoolman
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBrooklyn, New York
DistributionHanover Publisher Services[1]
Nonfiction topicsEssays
Fiction genresFiction in translation
ImprintsElsewhere Editions

Archipelago Books is an American not-for-profit publisher dedicated to promoting cross-cultural exchange through international literature in translation."[2] 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.[3] On marking its 10th anniversary, Archipelago had published one hundred books, translated from more than twenty-six languages into English.[3]

Archipelago was the 2008 winner of the Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing, given by the Association of American Publishers.[4]

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


  1. ^ "Hanover Publisher Services | About Us". Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. ^ Company slogan; see Archipelago Books.
  3. ^ a b Alex Estes (April 4, 2014). "Archipelago Books: 10 Years, 100 Titles, 26 Languages". Publishing Perspectives. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Archipelago Wins Miriam Bass; AAP Indie Meeting Set", Publishers Weekly, 2009-03-25. Retrieved 2009-10-28

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