unnamedThe Unnamed Press publishes literature from around the world. Whether it’s fiction, memoir or something in between, we are always interested in unlikely protagonists, undiscovered territories and courageous voices.



Featured Titles:

Rubik Cover

Elizabeth Tan
ISBN: 9781944700577
Pub date: April 24, 2018
5 x 7.9″

In Rubik, darkly comedic interconnected stories follow Elena Rubik, her best friend Jules Valentine, and wannabe investigative reporter April Kuan, as a viral marketing scheme’s motivations become cause for concern. There are the adventures of a model turned visual artist, a voice actor primarily used for tech support, enigmatic schoolchildren, clever anime characters, and more. Deftly blending the real and imagined with biting social satire, Elizabeth Tan explores the lives of her diverse group of characters with deep empathy and insight into our contemporary world.

Elizabeth Tan recently completed her PhD in Creative Writing at Curtin University in Perth. Her work has previously appeared in Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Voiceworks and The Sleepers Almanac. Her webcomic, Mais Pourquoi, can be found at et-maispourquoi.blogspot.comRubik is her first book. She lives in Australia.

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Agnès Desarthe
Translated from the French by Christiana Hills
ISBN: 9781944700713
Pub Date: July 17, 2018
5 x 7.9 “

Cajoled into going by his wife, who is anxious to ingratiate herself with the locals of their new village, Tristan’s companions are Pastis-swilling tough guys with designs beyond catching dinner.

Gentle, reflective Tristan has no intention of killing anything, so when his shot inadvertently grazes a rabbit, he saves the animal and hides it in his bag before the others notice. Tristan soon finds himself deeply connected to the wounded rabbit, whose voice comes alive to share its wisdom with the young man.

Suddenly, the weather turns and a terrible storm descends upon the party, as well as their village. In the valley below, the rushing water exposes the close-knit community’s secrets and indiscretions, while Tristan and the rabbit must confront something far worse.

Agnes Desarthe was born in Paris in 1966 and has written many books for children and teenagers, as well as adult fiction. She won the Prix du Livre Inter in 1996 for Un Secret Sans Importance and has had three previous novels translated into English: Five Photos of My Wife, which was short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and the Jewish Quarterly Fiction PrizeGood Intentions, Chez Moi, and The Foundling.
Christiana Hills translates written works from French into English, specializing in contemporary literary fiction, with a particular interest in experimental works and the Oulipo. She is most recently the translator of Michele Audin’s One Hundred Twenty One Days and Agnes Desarthe’s Hunting Party.
Translated and International Backlist:
Djinn City Cover
Djinn City
Saad Z. Hossain
ISBN: 9781944700065
6 x 9″
Saad Z. Hossain returns with his signature blend of satire, dark comedy, and fantasy, using reinvented Islamic mythology to create a mirror world to our own – on the brink of disaster.
Collision Cover
Merle Kroeger
Translated from the German by Rachel Hildebrandt and Alexandra Roesch
Price: $15.99
Formats available: Paperback
ISBN: 9781844700195
Pub date: November 21, 2017
5 x 8″
A raft with eleven Algerian refugees, running low on fuel. A cruise ship with a small town’s worth of international passengers. An Irish freighter. A Spanish rescue vessel. One single point of convergence in a vast wash of blue.
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J.M. Servin
Translated from the Spanish by Anthony Seidman
ISBN: 9781944700010
Pub date: March 28, 2017
5 x 8″
For Love of the Dollar is a young writer’s tale of ambitions undermined by economic forces, racial divides, and artistic hubris.
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Henrietta Rose-Innes
ISBN: 9781939419972
Pub date: November 15, 2016
5.5 x 8.4″
“Henrietta Rose-Innes writes an admirably taut clean prose… a welcome addition to the new South African literature.” – J.M. Coetzee, author of Disgrace
Age of Blight Cover
Kristine Ong Muslim
ISBN: 9781939419469
Pub date: January 12, 2016
5 x 7.9″
In this collection of speculative, horror-tinged stories, human cruelty, in all of its abundant diversity, compels humanity toward the final stages of the Anthropocene: the Age of Blight.
Seahorse Cover
Janice Pariat
ISBN: 9781939419552
Pub date: January 12, 2016
6.2 x 8.5″
A sweeping tale of love, nostalgia, and memory, moving through 1990s New Delhi and present-day London, Seahorse tracks one man’s undying love for his former professor across time and place.
Eyes Full of Empty Cover
Jérémie Guez
Translated from the French by Edward Gauvin
ISBN: 9781939419439
Pub date: November 5, 2015
4 x 6″
A private eye scours the streets of Paris to find the missing heir to a conservative media empire.
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Isaac Goldemberg
Translated from the Spanish by Jonathan Tittler
ISBN: 9781939419194
Pub date: June 15, 2015
5.2 x 8.2″
Beyond a simple pulp, Remember the Scorpion tracks the wreckage of the Second World War and reconstructs it in the conflicted psyche of a South American detective.
Escape from Baghdad Cover
Saad Z. Hossain
ISBN: 9781939419248
Pub date: March 16, 2015
5.5 x 8.5″
Welcome to Baghdad in the immediate aftermath of the US invasions. In a city constantly under siege, the only way to survive may be, quite simple, the secret to eternal life.
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Kristiina Ehin
Translated from the Estonian by Ilmar Lehtpere
ISBN: 9781939419071
Pub date: June 1, 2014
5.2 x 8″
“Sharp, jarring, and darkly funny, the stories in Walker on Water move seamlessly and defiantly between the real and the surreal, reinventing folklore, redefining fiction, and daringly reexamining relationships.” – Susan Steinberg, author of Spectacle