Seven Stories Press

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Seven Stories Press
FounderDan Simon
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City, United States
DistributionPenguin Random House Publisher Services (Global excluding UK)
Turnaround Publisher Services (UK)[1]
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsTriangle 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.[2][3] 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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]


Siete Cuentos Editorial[edit]

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[edit]

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.[7]

Seven Stories UK[edit]

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[edit]



Siete Cuentos[edit]

* Indicates authors whose work was published in Spanish translation

Triangle Square Books for Young Readers[edit]

Award-winning work[edit]

Emma Ramadan
2021 – Winner PEN America Translation Prize for A Country for Dying[8]
Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam
2019 – Winner Prix du Livre Inter for Arcadia[9]
Nadia Terranova
2019 – Winner Premio Alassio Centolibri for Farewell, Ghosts[10]
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[11]
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
2022 – Winner Nobel Prize in Literature for her literary works in general[12]
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[13]
Aharon Appelfeld
2016 – Winner Sydney Taylor Book Award for Adam and Thomas[14]
2016 – Winner Batchelder Honor for Adam and Thomas[15]
Luis Negrón
2014 – Winner Lambda Award for Gay General Fiction for Mundo Cruel[16]
Guadalupe Nettel
2014 – Winner Herralde Novel Prize for The Body Where I was Born[17]
Project Censored
2014 – Winner Whistleblower Summit's Pillar Award for New Media and Journalism[18]
Martin Bossenbroek
2013 – Winner Libris History Prize for The Boer War
Ivana Bodrožić
2013 – Winner Prix Ulysse for Hotel Tito[19]
Stephanie McMillan
2012 – Winner Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award in Cartoon for The Beginning of the American Fall and Code Green[20]
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[21]
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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