Publisher Spotlight: Feminist Press

  Happy Pride, GLLI readers! June 1st saw the kickoff of Pride festivities around the world. In celebration, June’s “Publisher Spotlight” posts will feature publishers of LGBTQIA+ literature in translation. First up: the prize-winning activists at Feminist Press. Feminist Press, or FP, is an educational nonprofit at City University of New York (CUNY) that built … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Feminist Press

Translator Showdown: Where Manga Meets the Novel — by publisher Bruce Rutledge

May GLLI Blog Series:  Japan in Translation, No. 21  Two of Japan’s all-time best-selling writers, the late Shigeru Mizuki of Gegege no Kitaro fame and contemporary writer Haruki Murakami, have translators who live about seven miles apart from each other in the Seattle area. My company, Chin Music Press, decided to get those translators together … Continue reading Translator Showdown: Where Manga Meets the Novel — by publisher Bruce Rutledge

Publisher Spotlight: City Lights

  National Poetry Month is in full swing, and it wouldn’t be a proper celebration at Publisher’s Spotlight without recognizing the revolutionary publisher City Lights. Though the San Francisco indie continues to produce provocative fiction, children’s titles (such as Rad American Women A-Z), travel writing, essay collections, literature in translation, and radical works from many … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: City Lights

Publisher Spotlight: Mazinaate

Mazinaate, Inc., is a native-owned company that publishes native language books and other teaching materials. The books are intended for learners of all levels. Gookom's Language is a textbook of 30 lessons. It introduces the learner to the grammar step by step. It has over 100 dialogues that show idiomatic expressions and several long stories … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Mazinaate

Publisher Spotlight: Oyate

The amount of bad literature about Native peoples is disgusting. If this is surprising, read a few entries from the American Indians in Children’s Literature blog at This is because the literature is dominated by non-Natives who do not present accurate or appropriate information. These authors and publishers seem to have the notion that … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Oyate

Publisher Spotlight: Two Dollar Radio

The first thing you see when you click on Two Dollar Radio’s “Books” page is the phrase “Books too loud to ignore.” After scanning the starred reviews of their latest releases, it’s obvious that titles by the Ohio-based publisher are impossible to dismiss. Two Dollar Radio’s team has a penchant for progress: their projects are … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Two Dollar Radio

Publisher Spotlight: Drawn & Quarterly

I always turn to Drawn and Quarterly first when hunting for unique illustrated stories. Whether it’s comics from Sweden or Israel, or graphic novels from Finland or Japan, I know I’ll find something special in their forthcoming titles. This Montreal-based publisher is an award-winning producer of original and translated comics from around the world with … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Drawn & Quarterly

Publisher Spotlight: Enchanted Lion Press

There’s something distinctive about Enchanted Lion Books publications. Yes, this family-owned indie publisher of translated and original children’s books maintains a multinational scope with an emphasis on European titles. Yes, Enchanted Lion Books offers a range of children’s fiction, wordless picture books, comics, and nonfiction titles from around the world. However, it is the press’ … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Enchanted Lion Press

Publisher Spotlight: University of Hawai’i Press

Looking to add to Asia and South Pacific collections? University of Hawai’i Press is renowned for predominantly publishing nonfiction from or about Hawai’i, Asia, and the South Pacific, and is a consistent resource for a diverse array of memoir, biography, and academic titles in translation. In fact, their publishing team will release seven translated titles … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: University of Hawai’i Press

Publisher Spotlight: Arsenal Pulp Press

Award-winning publisher Arsenal Pulp Press has a reputation for championing quality international literature, and it only takes a scan of their forthcoming titles to prove this reputation to be well-earned. Founded in 1971, the Vancouver-based indie has consistently produced gorgeous books from diverse viewpoints, with special attention paid to underrepresented communities. Translated titles, such as … Continue reading Publisher Spotlight: Arsenal Pulp Press