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Liveright Publishing A home for outstanding works of literature that define and redefine our culture.
In its modern incarnation Liveright will be a home for outstanding works that define and redefine our culture, just as do the works published by Horace Liveright so many years ago continue; works that continue to provoke interest and inspire readers around the world.
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Liveright Publishing Corporation grew out of the storied Boni & Liveright press, one of the most important publishers of the early twentieth century. Under the editorial guidance of Horace Liveright the firm captured the flowering literature of the 1920s and 1930s, publishing some of the most celebrated American writers of the period, including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Sherwood Anderson, Gertrude Stein, Anita Loos, and Theodore Dreiser. Alongside these great authors were poets of equal prominence, such as Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, E.E. Cummings, Hart Crane, Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) and Robinson Jeffers, as well as founding members of the Harlem Renaissance and European intellectuals such as Sigmund Freud and Bertrand Russell. In choosing titles for publication, Horace Liveright sought out writers whose works, he hoped, would stand the test of time. As a result, a disproportionately high number of writers that the house signed up became foundational forces of modern literature and culture.

Mission: Though no original titles had been published bearing the distinctive cowled monk colophon of Liveright for many years, in 2012 W.W. Norton & Company re-launched the storied imprint, producing an inaugural catalog of publications sure to once again secure Liveright as a pre-eminent publisher of the finest literature. Maintaining its historical high standards and progressive literary sensibilities in both fiction and nonfiction, the revived Liveright imprint releases have included a trenchant political commentary by Gail Collins (As Texas Goes…), a magisterial and provocative new work by biologist Edward O. Wilson (The Social Conquest of Earth), the long-awaited George Orwell Diaries, and republications of out-of-print classics by J.G. Ballard, such as The Drowned World and Millennium People. In addition, Liveright Publishing of the twenty-first century will continue to print classics from the twentieth century catalog, including works by Faulkner, Stein, Cummings, Crane, Loos, Freud, Russell, and many more.

Happy #PubDay to @gkhudson's stellar debut novel BOYS OF ALABAMA! Named one of the month's best books by both Amazon and...
05/19/2020

Happy #PubDay to @gkhudson's stellar debut novel BOYS OF ALABAMA! Named one of the month's best books by both Amazon and Apple, "Boys of Alabama brilliantly reinvents the Southern Gothic" (Leni Zumas, author of Red Clocks) as a "gripping, uncanny, and queer exploration of being a boy in America, told with detail that dazzles and disturbs” (Michelle Tea, author of Against Memoir). Join us tonight, Tues 5/19 at 5pm PST/ 8pm EST over at @thankyou_bham for an #IGLive launch event with author Genevieve Hudson in conversation with @nick.white.1985 and a few special guests!

“Genevieve Hudson dismantles and spins a new category of fairy tale for us, one that’s equal parts dirt and splendor. A glinting, dark beauty. An incantation.” – T Kira Madden, author of Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girl



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Join us tomorrow, Tuesday 5/19 at 8:00pm ET/5:00 PT as we celebrate the launch of Genevieve Hudson's stunning novel BOYS...
05/18/2020

Join us tomorrow, Tuesday 5/19 at 8:00pm ET/5:00 PT as we celebrate the launch of Genevieve Hudson's stunning novel BOYS OF ALABAMA here on Instagram Live at @thankyou_bham! Joining Hudson in conversation will be @nick.white.1985 (author of "Sweet and Low: Stories"), along with a couple top secret special guests stopping by to chat. The author will read a passage of the book and taking audience questions. Follow @thankyou_bham and come check out what's sure to be a lively celebration of an exceptional new work of fiction ("messy, gothic, sexy, and scary", writes @bombmag in an interview with Hudson published online earlier today - link in bio)!



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“In 1919, a woman was found dead in a park in a small town in Vermont... The investigation and trial that followed becam...
05/15/2020

“In 1919, a woman was found dead in a park in a small town in Vermont... The investigation and trial that followed became rich fodder for the newspapers. But for the historian Jill Lepore, the body is also the first clue in a much bigger mystery: Who killed truth?” That’s @nytimes’ Jennifer Schuessler on ‘The Last Archive’. Liveright author Jill Lepore’s new podcast that began its 10-part first season this week. With the verve of a crime noir detective, Lepore reels in listeners with “a decade-by-decade tour of the rise and fall of the fact across the past century, looking at how we know what we know — and how it can seem lately, as she puts it, ‘as if we don’t know anything at all.” “There’s an unexpectedly timely episode on the polio epidemic the 1950s,” writes Schuessler, “and the eerily familiar political debates it spawned. And the final episode takes the story to our own troubled era of algorithms and Big Data, (the subject, it so happens, of her next book, “If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future,” out in September - link in bio).” As for the death of truth? “I do offer an answer,” says Lepore. “I eliminate a lot of prime suspects. I indict some co-conspirators.” (📷: Kayana Syzmczak for The New York Times)




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“[Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982] laid bare my own Korean childhood ― and, let’s face it, my Western adulthood too ― forcing me ...
05/05/2020

“[Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982] laid bare my own Korean childhood ― and, let’s face it, my Western adulthood too ― forcing me to confront traumatic experiences that I’d tried to chalk up as nothing out of the ordinary. But then, my experiences are ordinary, as ordinary as the everyday horrors suffered by the book’s protagonist, Jiyoung. This novel is about the banality of the evil that is systemic misogyny. . . . Jiyoung, like Gregor Samsa, feels so overwhelmed by social expectations that there is no room for her in her own body; her only option is to become something ― or someone ― else.” – Euny Hong, New York Times Book Review (📷: @lifelivedbooked)



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Congrats to @genhudson, whose "debut novel is a stunning queer coming-of-age story", "a poignant and breathtaking portra...
05/01/2020

Congrats to @genhudson, whose "debut novel is a stunning queer coming-of-age story", "a poignant and breathtaking portrait of the road to self-acceptance", and one of @AppleBooks' #BestBooksofMay! Learn more about BOYS OF ALABAMA, on sale May 19th: apple.co/bestbooks




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“Jiyoung became different people from time to time. Some of them were living, others were dead, all of them women she kn...
04/29/2020

“Jiyoung became different people from time to time. Some of them were living, others were dead, all of them women she knew. No matter how you looked at it, it wasn’t a joke or a prank. Truly, flawlessly, completely, she became that person.” Read the novel that's inspired a Korean feminist revolution, and sold over one million copies worldwide. Cho Nam-Joo’s KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982 is available now wherever you find great books. (📷: @monicakim524)



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Available June 16th • Marisel Vera emerges as a major voice of contemporary fiction with a heart-wrenching novel set in ...
04/27/2020

Available June 16th • Marisel Vera emerges as a major voice of contemporary fiction with a heart-wrenching novel set in Puerto Rico on the eve of the Spanish-American War.

It is 1898, and groups of starving Puerto Ricans, los hambrientos, roam the parched countryside and dusty towns begging for food. Under the yoke of Spanish oppression, the Caribbean island is forced to prepare to wage war with the United States. Up in the mountainous coffee region of Utuado, Vicente Vega and Valentina Sanchez labor to keep their small farm from the creditors. When the Spanish-American War and the great San Ciriaco Hurricane of 1899 bring devastating upheaval, the young couple is lured, along with thousands of other puertorriquenos, to the sugar plantations of Hawaii―another US territory―where they are confronted by the hollowness of America’s promises of prosperity. Writing in the tradition of great Latin American storytelling, Marisel Vera’s "The Taste of Sugar" is an unforgettable novel of love and endurance, and a timeless portrait of the reasons we leave home.



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Join us for a special edition of House Of SpeakEasy's "Seriously Entertaining" tonight Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm ET on ...
04/21/2020

Join us for a special edition of House Of SpeakEasy's "Seriously Entertaining" tonight Tuesday, April 21st at 7pm ET on Facebook Live and Crowdcast! Among the evening's terrific group of authors is Chavi Eve Karkowsky MD, author of Liveright's "High Risk: Stories of Birth, Pregnancy, and the Unexpected": https://crowdcast.io/e/seriously-en

"...Her yearning to be swallowed up in the world beyond Pennyfield, beyond this basement–out there where small things se...
04/13/2020

"...Her yearning to be swallowed up in the world beyond Pennyfield, beyond this basement–out there where small things seem large. Where foreign accents are spoken and could tickle your ears more than the tip of a chicken feather. Where pleasure is not just something felt in private, away from scrutinizing gazes of waxed figurines. Where you are never alone long enough to feel the spell overtake you, the darkness following you like an unmoving shadow. Out there, where a woman can walk free with not even a purse dangling from her shoulders."

Named one of the Best Books of 2019 by the Washington Post, O, @OprahMagazine, @Time, @NPR, @People, and @BuzzfeedBooks - and named a @TODAY @ReadWithJenna Book Club Selection and #AspenLitPrize Finalist - Nicole Dennis-Benn's PATSY is a beautiful portrait of motherhood, immigration, and the sacrifices we make in the name of love. Available now in hardcover and eBook, PATSY arrives in paperback on May 26th: pre-order it now using the link in our bio! (photo credit: @aspenwords)




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The Korea Society
04/10/2020

The Korea Society

Check out The New York Times article about the impact of Cho Nam-Joo’s novel “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982” when it was published in Korea in 2016 📖

We will be hosting our own Arts and Culture program about “Kim Jiyoung” and other newly translated Korean novels headed to your home in May 🏡

The English translation of “Kim Jiyoung” comes out 4/14 so pick up a copy and be sure to RSVP to “Reading in Translation: Korean Novels in the U.S.” 📚which will webcasted live on May 19th at 6pm- RSVP here:

https://www.koreasociety.org/arts-culture/item/1380-reading-in-translation-korean-novels-in-the-u-s

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/08/books/cho-nam-joo-kim-jiyoung-born-1982.html

Cho Nam-Joo's "Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982" arrives in U.S. stores this Tuesday, but you can catch a glimpse of its power in ...
04/08/2020

Cho Nam-Joo's "Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982" arrives in U.S. stores this Tuesday, but you can catch a glimpse of its power in today's @nytimes. "When ‘Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982’ was published in Korea in 2016," writes Alexandra Alter for @nytbooks, "it was received as a cultural call to arms.... Like Bong Joon Ho’s Academy Award-winning film ‘Parasite’, which unleashed a debate about class disparities in South Korea, Cho’s novel was treated as a social treatise as much as a work of art." The result was a Korean feminist moment which inspired the sale of over one million copies of the book worldwide, misogynist backlash, and the praise of artists from Ling Ma and Elif Batuman to K-Pop star RM, leader of @bts.bighitofficial. Click the link in our bio to read Alter's profile of Nam-Joo, and how "the new, often subversive novels by Korean women, which have intersected with the rise of the #MeToo movement, are driving discussions beyond the literary world." (Photo credit: @nytbooks)



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04/08/2020
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Join us tomorrow at 2pm EST (11AM PST) for a live discussion with Frank B. Wilderson III, author of AFROPESSIMISM! Viewers are encouraged to comment here or to Frank's author page below with any questions they may have about the critical theory of "afropessimism", the book's unique union of philosophy and personal memoir, the influences that prompted Frank to write this exceptional book, or anything else you'd like to pose to one of America's most engaging philosophers. We look forward to hearing from you!

Frank Wilderson reads from his new book, "Afropessimism", and takes your questions. We'd love to hear/read your questions in advance. Please submit them below.

Frank B. Williamson III – author of the new book “Afropessimism”, available today –  has characterized the school of tho...
04/08/2020

Frank B. Williamson III – author of the new book “Afropessimism”, available today – has characterized the school of thought which titles his book as the assertion that slavery is an inseparable element of the structural position of black people, and “there is something essential about the suffering of black people that can’t be reconciled with the suffering of other people.” Unlike any other disenfranchised group, Wilderson argues, black people today remain essentially slaves in the larger Human world, where they can never be truly regarded as Human beings, and where, “at every scale of abstraction, violence saturates Black life.” “Afropessimism” delivers both boldly personal and philosophical accounts of being black, weaving Wilderson’s upbringing in mid-century Minneapolis with the abject racism he later encounters in late 1960s Berkeley to present-day Copenhagen and apartheid South Africa, where he joins forces with the African National Congress. (“What I can do is make people laugh and cry,” says Wilderson, “which is not how an academic journal works.”) Alongside educators like Jared Sexton, Saidiya Hartman, and David Marriott, Wilderson’s writings and pioneering work as an educator have produced Afropessimism, a critical theory gaining increasing influence in journalism, music, and literature. “It’s hard to think of Frank B. Wilderson III as a revolutionary,” writes Lisa Fung for @UCIHumanities (link to full article in our bio). “But the bearded, bespectacled man with softly graying hair is just that.” (Photo credit: @ucihumanities)




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Congratulations to Liveright's own Mary Beard! "Renowned classicist Mary Beard has been chosen as a trustee of the Briti...
03/29/2020
Defiant British Museum appoints Mary Beard as trustee

Congratulations to Liveright's own Mary Beard! "Renowned classicist Mary Beard has been chosen as a trustee of the British Museum, despite Downing Street blocking her nomination last year because of her pro-European views."

Board approves the ‘perfect candidate’ after she was rejected by No 10 for her pro-European views

Repost of @bklnbooks • "Most Beautiful Cover goes to...Boys of Alabama!! Also, I can confirm that this is one of the mor...
03/27/2020

Repost of @bklnbooks • "Most Beautiful Cover goes to...Boys of Alabama!! Also, I can confirm that this is one of the more unique and surprising novels I’ve ever read. It’s a queer, Southern coming of age story. Throw in magical realism, a cultish political leader, and a shocking conclusion. You’ve just never read anything like it before."



BOYS OF ALABAMA will be published on May 19th, and is available now for preorder wherever great books are sold!



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COMING TO THE U.S. ON APRIL 14TH, AFTER OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE • A fierce international bestseller that ...
03/25/2020

COMING TO THE U.S. ON APRIL 14TH, AFTER OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDE • A fierce international bestseller that launched Korea’s new feminist movement, "Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982" follows one woman’s psychic deterioration in the face of rigid misogyny, identifying endemic misogyny and institutional oppression that is relevant to all. In a small Seoul apartment lives Kim Jiyoung. A “millennial everywoman,” she has left her white-collar desk job—as many Korean women are expected to do—in order to care for her newborn daughter full time. But she quickly begins to exhibit strange symptoms that alarm her husband, parents, and in-laws: Jiyoung impersonates the voices of other women—alive and even dead, both known and unknown to her. Rendered in minimalist, lacerating prose, Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 sits at the center of our global #MeToo movement, and announces the arrival of writer of international significance.



Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 possesses the urgency and immediacy of the scariest horror thriller―except that this is not technically horror, but something closer to reportage. I broke out in a sweat reading this book.” —Ling Ma, author of "Severance"



“The book’s implications were unlike any other and I was impressed.” —RM, leader of K-Pop group @bts.bighitofficial



“I loved this novel. Kim Jiyoung’s life is made to seem at once totally commonplace and nightmarishly over-the-top. As you read, you constantly feel that revolutionary, electric shift, between commonplace and nightmarish. This kind of imaginative work is so important and so powerful.” —@EBatuman, author of "The Idiot"



“This is a book about the life of a woman living in Korea; the despair of an ordinary woman, which she takes for granted. The fact that it’s not about ‘someone special’ is extremely shocking, while also being incredibly relatable.” —@Sayaka_Murata_, author of "Convenience Store Woman, Yomiuri Shimbun"

"A thirty-eight-year-old mayor from the heartland who pitched himself as the solution to partisan gridlock, played up hi...
03/23/2020

"A thirty-eight-year-old mayor from the heartland who pitched himself as the solution to partisan gridlock, played up his military experience, talked often about his faith, and promised to end the country’s moral decline. He was fond of quoting the Founding Fathers, had an army of grassroots supporters, and came from a swing state. But the year was 1844, the state was Illinois, the parties were the Whigs and the Democrats, and the candidate was Joseph Smith, the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." That's @newyorker's Casey Cep on "Kingdom of Nauvoo", @ben25unc's "compelling history" of a pivotal chapter in early Mormon history. Researched from previously unseen documents, "Park’s explication of them elevates 'Kingdom of Nauvoo' from pure religious history to the realm of political theory. Park, an ambidextrous thinker, is equally sensitive to the danger the state can pose to religious minorities and to the danger that a religious institution can pose to the secular state. In his account, the early Mormons were a rowdy band of neo-Puritans who mounted a fundamental challenge to the democratic experiment. The tensions that they experienced—between the right to religious freedom and the limits of religious tolerance—still persist today." (Art credit: @newyorker)

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