Bilingual Review Press

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Bilingual Review Press
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Parent companyASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Founded1973 (City College of New York )
FounderDr. Gary D. Keller
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationArizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
DistributionSmall Press Distribution[1]
Key peopleGary D. Keller (Director and Editor-in-Chief)
Publication typesbooks
Nonfiction topicsChicano and Hispanic American studies
Fiction genresChicano and Hispanic American literature
ImprintsBilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, Clásicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics

Bilingual Review Press is an American publishing house specialising in the publication of scholarly and literary works by Hispanic and Latino American authors and researchers. It was founded in 1973 as the publisher of The Bilingual Review/La revista bilingüe, a new academic and literary journal with a focus on Spanish-English bilingualism, bilingual studies and Hispanic literature that was first issued in 1974. Under the imprint name Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe the press also publishes and distributes book titles by or about Hispanic and Latin American authors, covering literary fiction, poetry as well as non-fiction titles relating to Chicano and Latin American studies. Bilingual Press publishes from 8 to 10 titles annually, with an accumulated back catalogue of more than 150 titles under the imprint in both English and Spanish as well as some bilingual editions.[2] The publisher is also a distributor of related titles from other presses, as of 2008 numbering over a thousand releases.

Bilingual Review Press is based in Tempe, Arizona, at Arizona State University. It operates as an autonomous sub-entity of the University's Hispanic Research Center, which provides support services to the publishing enterprise.[3] The press is maintained through a number of federal and private funding grants, including the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as returns on its publication sales.[4]

The director and general editor since its foundation is Gary D. Keller.[2]

The company was established in 1973 as a publishing entity for The Bilingual Review/La revista bilingüe, a journal on Hispanic American studies and literature founded by Keller with support from scholarly grants. It was initially based out of the Department of Romance Languages at City College of New York. In 1975 it moved operations to York College and then later to the State University of New York at Binghamton. Since 1986, the Bilingual Review Press has been based on campus at Arizona State, following Keller's transfer to take up a position at the newly formed Hispanic Research Center.[5]

Bilingual Review Press has published novels, poetry and essay contributions from both upcoming and established Hispanic and Latin American authors, including Virgil Suárez, Rafael C. Castillo, Alfred Arteaga, Sandra Cisneros, Daniel Olivas, and Rolando Hinojosa. Through both its own imprints and distribution of works first issued from other presses, it has also kept in circulation previous works of classic Latin American literature, reissuing lapsed or out-of-print titles by literary luminaries such as Carlos Fuentes, Isabel Allende, and Jorge Luis Borges.[6]

Under the recently established imprint Clásicos Chicanos/Chicano Classics, the company publishes specific and notable works of Chicano/Chicana literature.[7] It is also the sole distributive agency for Latin American Literary Review Press publications, a publishing series established in 1980 devoted to English translations, literary criticism, and bilingual creative writing on Latin American literature, such as Miguel Ángel Asturias's Legends of Guatemala and Giannina Braschi's Yo-Yo Boing![8][9]

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  1. ^ SPD Publisher List
  2. ^ a b NACCS (2006)
  3. ^ College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (n.d.)
  4. ^ Hernández-G. (2006). See also "About Bilingual Review Press". Bilingual Review Press website. Arizona State University. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  5. ^ Hernández-G. (2006), NACCS (2006)
  6. ^ Hernández-G. (2006). See also "Authors listing". Bilingual Review Press website. Arizona State University. Archived from the original on 19 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  7. ^ Hernández-G. (2006)
  8. ^ "About Bilingual Review Press". Bilingual Review Press website. Arizona State University. Archived from the original on 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-29.
  9. ^ "Latin American Literary Review Press: Presents Recent Titles". Latin American Literary Review. 29 (57). 2001. ISSN 0047-4134.


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (n.d.). "By-Laws of the Hispanic Research Center". Hispanic Research Center. Arizona State University. Retrieved 2008-09-25.
Hernández-G., Manuel de Jesús (Winter 2006). "Dr. Gary Keller-Cárdenas: 2006 NACCS Scholar". Noticias de NACCS. San Jose, CA: National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies. 34 (3). OCLC 36780353. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18.
NACCS [National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies] (2006). "2006 NACCS Scholar: Gary Keller-Cardenas" (PDF online reproduction). Transnational Chicana and Chicano Studies [meeting program]. NACCS XXXIII Annual General Meeting, Guadalajara Mexico, June 28 - July 1, 2006. San Jose, CA: NACCS. p. 15. Retrieved 2008-09-25.

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