The New Press has worked to broaden the audience for books on important social issues for 25 years, bringing titles like The New Jim Crow and this season’s Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women to the forefront. Join us in celebrating fearless books for perilous times.
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Q: What do you look at when signing authors? A: This will sound obvious, but we look for authors who can write and have something worthwhile to say. For nonfiction, we look for authors who can bring together research, analysis, and insight in an original and often timely way.
A: We’ve published too many unique books for there to be just one. But, a unique forthcoming book is a memoir called Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women . Author Susan Burton spent almost twenty years in prison, and she has become one of the country’s leading experts on criminal justice reform. Her story will make you cry and will make you cheer as well. It’s dazzling. The first review we’ve received is from Kirkus, and they called it “A dramatic, honest, moving narrative of how hard life can get and how one can still overcome seemingly insurmountable adversity to do good in the world.”
Q: Describe your publishing house in one word.
A: Fearless. Actually, we’re celebrating our 25 th anniversary this year and that’s from our 25 th anniversary tagline: “Fearless Books for Perilous Times.”
Are you a librarian? We have a contest just for you! Five lucky winners will receive a set of 25 books that The New Press has published over the last 25 years.
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