VIRTUAL - Indie Publisher Panel

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 7:00pm
Zoom Webinar

Brazos is so excited to host nine publishers from six of our favorite presses on a panel to celebrate Indie publishing!

This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Click here to register.

This event is part of Brazos Bookstore's Summer of Indies! Click here to learn more!

This panel will feature:

Anitra Budd and Erika Stevens from Coffee House Press 

Established in 1972 and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Coffee House Press is an internationally renowned nonprofit publisher of literary fiction, essay, poetry, and other work that doesn’t fit neatly into established genre categories. CHP seeks to be the nation’s leading independent literary publisher and to demonstrate our vision for the future of literature through innovative off-the-page programming that broadens and deepens literature’s relevance to the world.

Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker from Dorothy, a Publishing Project

Dorothy, a publishing project is an award-winning feminist press based in St. Louis and dedicated to publishing innovative works of fiction, near fiction, and writing about fiction. The press was founded and is run by Danielle Dutton and Martin Riker. Since 2010, Dorothy has published debuts, translations, and reprints by an array of international writers including Leonora Carrington, Nell Zink, Cristina Rivera Garza, Renee Gladman, Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi, Sabrina Orah Mark, Nathalie Leger, and many more.

Will Evans from Deep Vellum

Deep Vellum is a nonprofit publishing house and literary arts organization with the mission to bring the world into conversation through literature.

Michael Holtmann from Center for the Art of Translation, Two Lines Press

Two Lines Press is an award-winning press committed to publishing outstanding literature in translation. With the rich publication history of the Two Lines literary journal serving as its foundation, Two Lines Press specializes in exceptional new writing and overlooked classics that have not previously been translated into English. With books such as Jazmina Barrera’s On Lighthouses (translated by Christina MacSweeney), Wolfgang Hilbig’s The Interim (translated by Isabel Fargo Cole), and Marie NDiaye’s Self-Portrait in Green (translated by Jordan Stump), Two Lines seeks to publish daring and original voices in striking editions. 

Adam Z. Levy and Ashley Nelson Levy from Transit Books

Transit Books is a nonprofit publisher of international and American literature, based in Oakland, California. Founded in 2015, Transit Books is committed to the discovery and promotion of enduring works that carry readers across borders and communities. Transit publishes a carefully curated list of award-winning literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, essay, and prose that falls somewhere in between. Transit authors include Jon Fosse, Esther Kinsky, Namwali Serpell, Andrés Barba, Maria Tumarkin, and Preti Taneja, have received or been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International Booker Prize, the PEN Translation Prize, and more.

Eric Obenauf from Two Dollar Radio

Two Dollar Radio is a family-run publisher of "books too loud to ignore," founded in 2005 and based in Columbus, Ohio. Two Dollar Radio specializes in edgy fiction and topical contemporary non-fiction, and has published writers such as Hanif Abdurraqib, Scott McClanahan, Melanie Finn, and Grace Krilanovich, among many others. In 2017, they opened a bookstore/vegan cafe in Columbus called Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, and in 2020 they received the "Voice of the Heartland Award" from the Great Lakes and Midwest Independent Booksellers Associations.