Northwestern University Press
|Parent company||Northwestern University|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Headquarters location||Evanston, Illinois|
Northwestern University Press was founded in 1893, at first specializing in legal periodicals. Today, the Press publishes scholarly books of fiction, non-fiction, and literary criticism. It's especially distinguished for its catalogue of European literature in translation.
Northwestern University Press publishes books on a wide range of subjects and has developed a number of on-going series. One trade imprint includes Hydra Books, which features contemporary fiction, poetry, and non-fiction in translation. The Press has also published the poetry journal TriQuarterly since 1992.
In the early 2000s (decade), the Press began publishing a Chicago regional series.
Beginning in 2005, the Press implemented a new strategy aimed at mirroring the strengths and priorities of Northwestern University at large. It published the first title of a projected forty titles in its Medill School of Journalism series, Visions of the American Press, in 2005. In addition, the Press has published several titles in conjunction with Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
In the 1960s, in alliance with Newberry Library, the Press began publishing the definitive edition of the work of Herman Melville in conjunction with the Modern Language Association. The Press also published Viola Spolin's, Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques, which has sold more than one hundred thousand copies since its first publication.
The Press published two novels by the winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature, Hungarian author Imre Kertész. Several of the Press's titles have been named Notable Books by the New York Times Book Review. Florida, a novel by Christine Schutt, was a finalist for a National Book Award in 2004.
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