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|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||New York City, New York, United States|
|Distribution||Penguin Random House Publisher Services (US)|
Turnaround Publisher Services (UK)
|Imprints||Triangle Square, Siete Cuentos|
Seven Stories Press is an independent American publishing company. Centered in New York City, the company was founded by editor Dan Simon in 1995, after establishingFour Walls Eight Windows with John Oakes. The company 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, all of whom have continued to publish with Seven Stories.
Seven Stories Press states that they "publish works of the imagination and political titles by voices of conscience." Seven Stories also publishes a wide range of literature, National Book Award-winning poetry collections, and translations in prose and poetry from French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.
Seven Stories believes publishers have a special responsibility to defend free speech and human rights. On several notable occasions, Seven Stories has stepped in to publish important books that were being refused the right to publish for political reasons, including Dark Alliance by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, Citizen Newhouse by Carol Felsenthal, The Others by pseudonymous Saudi Arabian lesbian author Seba al-Herz, and All Things Censored by distinguished journalist and death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Seven Stories is an active publisher of works of literature in translation, including The Few Things I Know About Glafkos Thrassakis by Vassilis Vassilikos, The Old Garden by Hwang Sok-yong and Jean Giono's The Solitude of Compassion. Seven Stories has introduced new translations of underappreciated classics like Ivan Goncharov's Oblomov, while also seeking works by emerging international voices, like Céline Curiol's Voice Over, Johan Harstad's Buzz Aldrin, What Happened To You in All The Confusion? and Andri Snær Magnason's LoveStar and The Story of the Blue Planet. Recent translations include Operation Massacre by Rodolfo Walsh and The Body Where I Was Born by Guadalupe Nettel.
Launched in 2000, Seven Stories' Spanish-language imprint, Siete Cuentos Editorial, represents an effort to introduce a selection English-language texts to Spanish-language readers. Siete Cuentos has published Spanish-language editions of Our Bodies, Ourselves (Nuestros cuerpos, nuestras vidas) and Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States (La otra historia de los Estados Unidos.) Siete Cuentos has published new and classic works of literature by Ariel Dorfman, including Death and the Maiden (La muerte y la doncella) and Heading South, Looking North (Rumbo al sur, deseando el norte), as well as fiction by Ángela Vallvey and Sonia Rivera-Valdés. Recent Spanish translations include Charles C. Mann's 1491 (Una nueva historia de la Americas antes de Colon).
The new imprint from Seven Stories Press was launched in 2012 and combines social justice and good storytelling to a reading audience of young adults and children. Triangle Square supports the struggle for social justice and restoration of the environment, kid's rights, and freedom of the imagination. Triangle Square titles include The Story of the Blue Planet by Andri Snær Magnason, Trevor by James Lecesne, 'Do You Dream in Color?" by Laurie Rubin, A Young People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff, and A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff. Titles include What Makes A Baby and Sex is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg, A is for Activist and Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara, and The Third Chimpanzee for Young People by Jared Diamond, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.
* indicates authors whose work was published in Spanish translation
2001 -- Firecracker Alternative Book Award for Independent Press of the Year