September 4th marks the US publication of the first two titles by newly launched independent European publisher World Editions. Founded in 2015 in Amsterdam and London, World Editions opened offices in New York just six months ago.
Launching with 10 titles, World Editions is set up to publish translated international literature and make the work of authors from all over the world accessible to readers around the globe. To celebrate the US launch, World Editions is touring 3 internationally bestselling authors coast-to-coast, with 27 events in 12 cities.
Bestselling Dutch author Jaap Robben has been selected as one of 5 debut novelists on whom the Brooklyn Book Festival will shine their spotlight. In the “Who? New!” panel on September 16th, Jaap and his poignant novel You Have Me to Love will be featured on the main stage as one of the most promising new voices in the literary world. To follow is a 10-city tour with stops in New York, Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Boston.
Sisonke Msimang, the South African writer of Always Another Country, has just been featured with a Weekend Confidential profile in The Wall Street Journal and will be touring the US and Canada in September and October. Sisonke will be a featured speaker at the Boston Book Festival, the San Francisco Litquake, and Vancouver Writers’ Festival. Hailed “a powerful book that feels both intensely personal and larger than life” by The Gazette, Always Another Country is sure to change the national conversation about racism in the US.
Esther Gerritsen, the award-winning and bestselling European author of Craving, will be introduced by Alice Sebold during the San Francisco Litquake in a major literary event. Alice says about Craving: “Cool, sparse and delicious, Craving hits all the right notes.” While Esther is traveling from Chicago to Calgary to Boston for bookstore and festival events, the movie screening of Craving at the Woodstock Film Festival, an important happening in the film industry, will also take place. Pub. date Craving: October 2nd.
World Editions was founded in 2015 in Amsterdam, and is led by accomplished publishing Director Judith Uyterlinde. Since 2016, World Editions is a part of the independent publishing group Libella, led by internationally renowned Vera Michalski. Libella publishing group is a truly European publishing group based in Switzerland, France, and Poland, and committed to contributing to intercultural dialogue.