Restless Books

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Restless Books
FounderIlan Stavans, Joshua Ellison
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationBrooklyn, New York[1]
DistributionSimon & Schuster[2]

Restless Books is an independent, non-profit publisher located in Brooklyn, New York.[2] Restless publishes "international works of fiction, journalism, memoirs, travel writing, and illustrated books."[2] The press published 15-20 titles a year,[2] including authors Ruth Ozeki, Oddný Eir, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Marek Huberath, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Chris Abani, Tal Nitzán, and Andrés Neuman.[3]


Restless Books was founded in 2013 by Ilan Stavans and Joshua Ellison as an international press, focused on Latin American and Jewish writing, in the e-book form.[2]

Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing[edit]

Restless inaugurated the annual $10,000 Prize for New Immigrant Writing in 2016. The prize comes with a publication deal.[4]



  1. ^ "Our History". Restless Books.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Small Press Profile: Restless Books". 13 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Authors". Restless Books.
  4. ^ "Into the Wild Blue Yonder: Restless Books Launches Children's Imprint".
  5. ^ "Reviews for Immigrant Prize-Winner Deepak Unnikrishnan's 'Temporary People'". Restless Books. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  6. ^ "Meet Grace Talusan, Winner of the 2017 Prize for New Immigrant Writing". Restless Books. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  7. ^ "Meet Priyanka A. Champaneri, Winner of the 2018 Prize for New Immigrant Writing". Restless Books. Retrieved 2018-11-15.