Seven Stories Press
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City, United States|
|Distribution||Penguin Random House Publisher Services (Global excluding UK)|
Turnaround Publisher Services (UK)
|Imprints||Triangle Square, Siete Cuentos|
Seven Stories Press is an independent American publishing company. Based in New York City, the company was founded by Dan Simon in 1995, after establishing Four Walls Eight Windows in 1984 as an imprint at Writers and Readers, and then incorporating it as an independent company in 1986 together with then-partner John Oakes. Seven Stories was named for its seven founding authors: Annie Ernaux, Gary Null, the estate of Nelson Algren, Project Censored, Octavia E. Butler, Charley Rosen, and Vassilis Vassilikos.
Seven Stories Press is known for its mix of politics and literature, and for its children's books. As the publisher of a large catalogue of activist nonfiction and history from such authors as Noam Chomsky, Angela Davis, Greg Palast and Howard Zinn, Seven Stories has had a major influence on public debate with books on foreign policy, the politics of prisons, and voter theft, among other topics. Prominent titles include Dark Alliance by Gary Webb, 9/11 by Noam Chomsky, A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut, and Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. Innosanto Nagara's A is for Activist, Howard Zinn's A Young People's History of the United States, and Angela Davis's Are Prisons Obsolete?, among many other titles, have educated communities of young people on key aspects of American history. Greg Palast's books have set the standard for raising awareness of vote theft in our elections. Seven Stories has for decades published the annual media censorship guide, Censored, by Project Censored, and the World Report by Human Rights Watch. Seven Stories also publishes a wide range of literature, poetry, and translations in prose and poetry from French, Spanish, Icelandic, German, Swedish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.
Siete Cuentos Editorial
Launched in 2000, Seven Stories’ Spanish-language imprint, Siete Cuentos Editorial, publishes English-language activist nonfiction and history for Spanish-language readers. Siete Cuentos has published Spanish-language editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves (Nuestros cuerpos, nuestras vidas) and A People's History of the United States (La otra historia de los Estados Unidos), among others. More recent Spanish translations include ‘68 by Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Columbus and Other Cannibals (Colón y otros caníbales) by Jack Forbes, 1491 (Una nueva historia de la Américas antes de Colón) by Charles C. Mann, and A is for Activist (A de Activista) by Innosanto Nagara.
Triangle Square Books for Young Readers
Launched in 2012, Triangle Square publishes progressive picture books, poetry collections, fiction, and nonfiction for preschool through young adult readers with the intent of promoting social justice, multicultural literacy, and environmental restoration. Triangle Square's bestselling titles include A is for Activist and Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara, The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snær Magnason, 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert, and What Makes a Baby and Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg. More recent Triangle Square Titles include Where Do They Go? by Julia Alvarez, The Wizard's Tears by Maxine Kumin and Anne Sexton, and Arno and the Mini-Machine by Seymour Chwast. Several titles in Triangle Square's For Young People series, which adapts essential adult nonfiction titles for younger readers, have been adopted for middle-grade classes in school districts across the country, including Howard Zinn's A Young People's History of the United States and Ronald Takaki's A Different Mirror for Young People.
Seven Stories UK
In 2016, Seven Stories UK was incorporated in England and is currently based in Liverpool. Seven Stories UK releases separate UK editions of literary titles, especially works in translation, and promotes Seven Stories Press titles with strong UK potential, such as feminist blogger Emma's The Mental Load and The Emotional Load, and American playwright and novelist Kia Corthron, author of The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel prize in 2016.
Authors published by Seven Stories
* Indicates authors whose work was published in Spanish translation
Triangle Square Books for Young Readers
- Emma Ramadan
- 2021 – Winner PEN America Translation Prize for A Country for Dying
- Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam
- 2019 – Winner Prix du Livre Inter for Arcadia
- Nadia Terranova
- 2019 – Winner Premio Alassio Centolibri for Farewell, Ghosts
- Morten Dürr
- 2017 – Winner Danish National Illustration Award for Zenobia
- Chavisa Woods
- 2017 – Winner Shirley Jackson Award for "Take the Way Home That Leads Back to Sullivan Street" in Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country
- Davide Reviati
- 2017 – Winner Attilio Micheluzzi Prize for Best Writing for Spit Three Times
- 2016 – Winner Carlo Boscarato Prize for Spit Three Times
- 2016 – Winner Lo Straniero Prize for Spit Three Times
- Yasmina Reza
- 2016 – Winner Prix Renaudot for Babylon
- Annie Ernaux
- 2016 – Winner Strega European Prize for The Years
- Lola Lafon
- 2016 – Winner Prix de la Closerie des Lilas for The Little Communist Who Never Smiled
- Corey Silverberg
- 2016 – Winner Stonewall Book Award for Children's & Young Adult for Sex is a Funny Word
- Kia Corthron
- 2016 – Winner Center for Fiction First Novel Prize for The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter
- Aharon Appelfeld
- 2016 – Winner Sydney Taylor Book Award for Adam and Thomas
- 2016 – Winner Batchelder Honor for Adam and Thomas
- Luis Negrón
- 2014 – Winner Lambda Award for Gay General Fiction for Mundo Cruel
- Guadalupe Nettel
- 2014 – Winner Herralde Novel Prize for The Body Where I was Born
- Project Censored
- 2014 – Winner Whistleblower Summit's Pillar Award for New Media and Journalism
- Martin Bossenbroek
- 2013 – Winner Libris History Prize for The Boer War
- Ivana Bodrožić
- 2013 – Winner Prix Ulysse for Hotel Tito
- Stephanie McMillan
- 2012 – Winner Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in Cartoon for The Beginning of the American Fall and Code Green
- Linh Dinh
- 2011 – Winner Balcones Fiction Prize Love Like Hate
- Barry Gifford
- 2007 – Winner Christopher Isherwood Foundation Award for Fiction for Memories from a Sinking Ship
- Avner Mandelman
- 2005 – Winner I.J. Siegel Award for Jewish Fiction for Talking to the Enemy
- Ralph Nader
- 2001 – Winner Firecracker Alternative Book Award for The Ralph Nader Reader
- Alan Dugan
- 2001 – Winner National Book Award for Poetry for Poems Seven
- Jorge Franco
- 2000 – Winner Dashiell Hammett Prize for Rosario Tijeras
- Martin Winckler
- 1998 – Winner Prix du Livre for The Case of Dr. Sachs
- Sonia Rivera-Valdés
- 1997 – Winner Casa de las Américas for Las historias prohibidas de Marta Veneranda
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