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Sander Hicks giving talk at Our Community Place in Harrisonburg, Virginia
January 19, 2009
|Born||1 February 1971|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur, Activist, Contractor, Playwright, Publisher|
Sander Hicks (born February 1, 1971) is the founder of Soft Skull Press, and Vox Pop Inc. Raised in the DC area, he is the son of Norman Hicks, a former World Bank economist who was an initial investor in his publishing business and his cafe. Sander attended Bishop Ireton High School, where he graduated with honors. He later transferred from James Madison University to Eugene Lang College, of New School University in New York City.
In 1999, Soft Skull Press won awards for "Outstanding Independent Publisher of the Year" when Hicks was at the helm. The award followed Hicks's acquisition and publication of the controversial Bush biography Fortunate Son, by James Hatfield. Hicks, Hatfield, and Soft Skull Press enjoyed positive media coverage in Newsweek, 60 Minutes, Court TV, and the Washington Post. Hicks was accused by one article in the New York Press of not paying his authors during this time, but no authors went on the record with these allegations.
9/11 truth and a Senate campaign
In his journalism and his 2005 book The Big Wedding: 9/11, the Whistle-Blowers, and the Cover-Up, Hicks levies questions about the official account of the September 11th attacks. Hicks reviewed the 9/11 Commission report, critically, for the New York Press.
He sought election as the United States Senator from New York in the 2006 election. He ran as a member of the Green Party, challenging incumbent Hillary Clinton. He lost the Green Party nomination to Howie Hawkins, but later served the Hawkins campaign as media director.
- Cash Cow & Artanimal (1995) ISBN 1-887128-06-9
- The Breaking Manager: 3 Plays (1999) ISBN 1-887128-37-9
- The Big Wedding: 9/11, The Whistleblowers, and the Cover-Up (2005) ISBN 0-9752763-1-X
Other published blog articles written for The Huffington Post include:
- "Freelance Christian of the Street: Rev. Ian Alterman"
- "The Life of Luna, Holocaust Survivor"
- "Holy Week Revolution: How My Faith Was Built Up At Left Forum 2010"
Horns and Halos (2002), an award-winning documentary film directed by Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky, is primarily about the difficult road the author (James Hatfield) and publisher (Sander Hicks at Soft Skull Press) travelled to bring Fortunate Son, an unauthorized and controversial biography of George W. Bush to bookshelves again.
In 2004 Hicks launched his new publishing venture Vox Pop, Inc. (originally called Drench Kiss Media Corporation): a publishing company, bookstore, and coffee-house located in Brooklyn, New York. He ran Vox Pop from 2004 until January, 2009.
- CounterPunch "Reality is a Construction . . . Sander Hicks and the 9/11 Truth Movement" by Mickey Z. December 9, 2004.
- Hicks, Sander (May 6, 2009). "Life Among the Eco-Capitalists: A Revolution Takes Hold in New Jersey". AlterNet. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
- Hicks, Sander (2010-03-31). "Holy Week Revolution: How My Faith Was Built Up At Left Forum 2010". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
- Sander Hicks. "Vox Pop Introductory Presentation, 2009" (PDF). Sanderhicks.com. Retrieved 2012-05-21.