Pushkin Press

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Pushkin Press
Status Active
Founded 1997
Founder Melissa Ulfane
Country of origin United Kingdom
Headquarters location London, England
Fiction genres Literature in translation, General fiction, Juvenile fiction, Children's books,
Imprints Pushkin Press, Pushkin Children’s Books, ONE
Official website http://pushkinpress.com

Pushkin Press is a British-based publishing house dedicated to publishing novels, essays, memoirs and children’s books.[1] The London-based company was founded in 1997 and is notable for publishing authors such as Stefan Zweig, Marcel Aymé, Antal Szerb, Paul Morand and Yasushi Inoue, as well as award-winning contemporary writers, including Andrés Neuman, Edith Pearlman, Olivier Berggruen and Ryu Murakami.


Pushkin Press was founded in 1997 by Melissa Ulfane whose ambition was to bring literature in translation to the UK.[2] Pushkin Press is notable for rediscovering less known European classics of the twentieth century and is largely responsible for reigniting worldwide interest into authors such as Stefan Zweig and Antal Szerb.

In 2012, Pushkin Press was bought by Adam Freudenheim, then Penguin Classics publisher, and Stephanie Seegmuller, a former Penguin senior business development manager.[3]

In 2013, Pushkin Press created Pushkin Children’s Books, an imprint dedicated to publishing tales for younger readers.[4] In its first year, Pushkin Children’s Books published English translations of the French children's series Oksa Pollock by Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf, the first of which, The Last Hope, was the company’s bestselling title in 2014.[5]

Also in Autumn 2013, Pushkin Press created ONE, an imprint focused on literary debuts that publishes one exceptional fiction or non-fiction title a season. All titles published under the ONE imprint are commissioned and edited by Elena Lappin.[6]

Pushkin Press is also known for its beautifully produced and designed books which often feature thickly grained covers and French flaps.[7]


Titles published by ONE so far include:

  • Chigozie ObiomaThe Fishermen (26/02/2015)
  • Boris Fishman – A Replacement Life (11/09/2014)
  • Gideon Lewis-Kraus – A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful (13/02/2014)
  • Jamie Mason – Three Graves Full (10/10/2013)

Key people[edit]

  • Publisher & Managing Director: Adam Freudenheim
  • Deputy Publisher: Laura Macaulay
  • Editor: Daniel Seton
  • Publicist: Tabitha Pelly
  • Assistant Editor: Julia Nicholson
  • Web Editor: Jen Acton
  • Managing Production Editor: India Darsley
  • Children's Editor-at-Large: Sarah Odedina
  • Publishing Assistant: Mollie Stewart


  1. ^ "Pushkin Press: About". 
  2. ^ http://www.thebookseller.com/feature/pushkin-presses-growth
  3. ^ "Freudenheim and Seegmuller buy Pushkin". 
  4. ^ Spencer Lenfieldhttp://harvardmagazine.com/2015/11/once-upon-a-time-in-translation (November 2015). ""Once Upon a Time" in Translation". Harvard Magazine. Retrieved October 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pushkin to launch children's imprint". 
  6. ^ "Pushkin Press launches One imprint". 
  7. ^ "Pushkin Press: Design". 

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