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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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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.

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Coming May 4th: From one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our underst...
12/17/2020

Coming May 4th: From one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post–civil rights era.

As the “War on Crime” targeted American cities from the late 1960s onward, Black residents threw punches and Molotov cocktails at police officers, plundered local businesses, and vandalized exploitative institutions. Drawing on new sources, Elizabeth Hinton reveals that these so-called riots were not explosions of criminality, but collective acts of rebellion against police brutality and racism.
A leading scholar of policing, Hinton documents the most important lesson from these flash points―that police violence precipitates community violence―and shows how it continues to escape policy makers, who respond by further criminalizing entire groups instead of addressing underlying socioeconomic causes. Ultimately, Hinton argues that we cannot understand the civil rights moment without coming to terms with the astonishing violence, and hugely expanded policing regime, that followed it. Taking us from Watts in 1965 to the murder of George Floyd in 2020, Hinton’s highly anticipated "America on Fire" offers an unprecedented framework for understanding our current crisis.

Winner! • 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction"The definitive biography of Malcolm X.... A book that contextualizes r...
12/07/2020

Winner! • 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction

"The definitive biography of Malcolm X.... A book that contextualizes race in America prior to Malcolm's birth, takes an in-depth, nuanced, unflinching look at Malcolm's life, and then explores his death and its aftermath, all backed by 28 years of research.... An incredibly complete picture of Malcolm's life. More than a biography of a man, this is a narrative about a man that constantly places him in the contexts of his country, his family, and his inner world.... Payne uses historical events to offer readers a clear, unwavering look at the state of the nation.... The quality of the writing is superb and the book contains a wealth of gems that make the narrative unforgettable.... Les Payne was an outstanding researcher, and so is Tamara Payne, who worked to see this book finished after Les Payne's death. Malcolm X is still a powerful, influential figure, and getting this definitive biography, which sometimes corrects the historical record (and even corrects some dates and facts on Malcolm's autobiography) feels necessary and timely given today's racial unrest. In fact, this biography isn't just important; it should be required reading." ―Gabino Iglesias, NPR

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Starting #BlackFriday, 11/27, head to your local Barnes & Noble to pick up signed copies of Pete Buttigieg's TRUST: AMER...
11/26/2020

Starting #BlackFriday, 11/27, head to your local Barnes & Noble to pick up signed copies of Pete Buttigieg's TRUST: AMERICA'S BEST CHANCE and Jill Lepore's IF THEN: HOW THE SIMULMATICS CORPORATION INVENTED THE FUTURE! Available in stores only while supplies last: https://barnesandnoble.com/b/signed-books

We are saddened to learn today of the passing of Jan Morris, yet honored to celebrate her legendary life as a writer, hi...
11/20/2020

We are saddened to learn today of the passing of Jan Morris, yet honored to celebrate her legendary life as a writer, historian, voyager, and dear friend. In her ninety-four years, Jan served in the British Army during World War II, was the last surviving member of the first team to scale Mount Everest in 1953, and penned some of the great works of the twentieth century, including her famed “Pax Britannica” trilogy on the history of the British Empire, travelogues of many of the world’s great cities (as collected in “The World: Life and Travel, 1950-2000”), and a bounty of acclaimed memoirs, novels, and short stories. In 1974, Morris published “Conundrum”, one of the first autobiographies on record to detail gender reassignment, becoming a pioneering voice in the trans community. (“It is a passionate, lifelong, ineradicable conviction...” wrote Morris. “I equate it with the idea of soul, or self, and I think of it not just as a sexual enigma, but as a quest for unity.”) In recent years, Liveright has been honored to have published four of Jan’s late-career works: “Ciao, Carpaccio!: An Infatuation” (2014), “Battleship Yamato: Of War, Beauty, and Irony” (2018), “In My Mind’s Eye: A Thought Diary” (2019), and the forthcoming “Thinking Again: A Diary” (2021), as well as a forthcoming new book entitled “Allegorizings”, written roughly fifteen years ago under the agreement that it be published after her death. She is survived by her children and wife Elizabeth Tuckniss, to whom she was married since 1949. Thus, Jan is remembered today as an icon who so artfully explored our world not just with all of the passion that she had to give, but with all of the passion that there is to give. (Photo credit: @reduxpictures @tom__jamieson @nytimes)

We are thrilled to announce that THE DEAD ARE ARISING: THE LIFE OF MALCOLM X has won 2020's National Book Award for Nonf...
11/19/2020

We are thrilled to announce that THE DEAD ARE ARISING: THE LIFE OF MALCOLM X has won 2020's National Book Award for Nonfiction, and to share this moment with Tamara Payne, the late Les Payne, and the whole Payne family! Our thanks and admiration to @nationalbook for creating such a stellar celebration of great literature! #NBAwards


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Now in paperback with a new "Pandemic Ethics" afterword, Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno's "Everybody Wants to Go to ...
11/18/2020

Now in paperback with a new "Pandemic Ethics" afterword, Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno's "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven But Nobody Wants to Die" is available wherever books are sold.



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Now in paperback, featuring a new "Pandemic Ethics" afterword: The United States has among the lowest life expectancies ...
11/17/2020

Now in paperback, featuring a new "Pandemic Ethics" afterword: The United States has among the lowest life expectancies and highest infant mortality rates of any high-income nation. Yet, as Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno show, we spend twice as much per capita on medical care without insuring everyone. A “remarkable, highly readable journey” (Judy Woodruff) sure to become a classic on bioethics, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die explores the troubling contradictions between expanding medical research and neglecting human rights, from testing anthrax vaccines on children to using brain science for marketing campaigns. Providing “a clear and compassionate presentation” (Library Journal) of such complex topics as radical changes in doctor-patient relations, legal controversies over in vitro babies, experiments on humans, unaffordable new drugs, and limited access to hospice care, this urgent and incisive history - now featuring a new closing chapter on medical ethics in the wake of COVID-19 - is “required reading for anyone with a heartbeat” (Andrea Mitchell).



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Happy #PubDay to Damian Searls’ groundbreaking new edition of LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET! “The ultimate expression of inter...
11/10/2020

Happy #PubDay to Damian Searls’ groundbreaking new edition of LETTERS TO A YOUNG POET! “The ultimate expression of intergenerational literary wisdom” (@NewYorkerMag) and a work that has inspired generations, this new edition features a fresh translation of Rilke’s ten classic letters, along with the missing letters from the young poet himself. For nearly a century, eager writers and young poets, as well as those simply looking for a purpose in life, have embraced the wisdom of Rainer Maria
Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet, first published in 1929. Most readers and scholars have long assumed that the letters from the young poet were forever lost to posterity. Yet, shockingly, these letters were recently uncovered in Germany, and now the acclaimed translator Damion Searls has not only cast a fresh eye on Rilke’s original letters but also those of the “young poet,” Franz Xaver Kappus, an Austrian military cadet and an aspiring poet. This timeless edition, in addition to presenting their dialogue together for the first time in English, provides a new window into the workings of Rilke’s visionary poetic and philosophical mind, allowing us to reexperience the literary genius of one of the most inspiring works of twentieth-century literature. (📷: @mjudsonbooks)



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Seen here: Liveright author Michael Korda and fiancée Maggie Simmons, picking up their marriage license last week in Gre...
10/26/2020

Seen here: Liveright author Michael Korda and fiancée Maggie Simmons, picking up their marriage license last week in Great Barrington, MA. Michael and Maggie will be wed on December 5th. Liveright extends our thrilled congratulations to the happy couple!

Les and Tamara Payne's THE DEAD ARE ARISING has been named one of @ applebooks' Best Books of October! "Malcolm X’s stor...
10/05/2020

Les and Tamara Payne's THE DEAD ARE ARISING has been named one of @ applebooks' Best Books of October! "Malcolm X’s story is a huge part of American history, but Les Payne felt the larger-than-life figure’s legacy was incomplete. So began the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative researcher’s nearly 30 years of study on the man born Malcolm Little, culminating in this in-depth biography, completed after Payne’s death by his daughter and chief researcher, Tamara Payne. We were stunned by the countless hours of interviews with Malcolm’s friends, family, comrades, and even cellmates that went into this incredible book. Small but vital anecdotes from his life give new depth to the image we know from Alex Haley’s ‘The Autobiography of Malcolm X.’ In particular, the stories from his youth reveal that Malcolm’s path from small-time hustler to civil rights leader had early roots in his intensely politically active parents, who were followers of the ideas of Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey. Meticulously tracing how Malcolm’s character and beliefs evolved from childhood run-ins with the Ku Klux Klan to his subsequent meeting with the Nation of Islam founder Wallace Fard Muhammad, ‘The Dead Are Arising’ gives us insights into Malcolm X we never even knew we were missing."

Congratulations to Jill Lepore ("If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future"), Tamara Payne and the la...
09/17/2020

Congratulations to Jill Lepore ("If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future"), Tamara Payne and the late Les Payne ("The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X"), and Frank B. Wilderson III ("Afropessimism"), each Longlisted for the @ nationalbookfoundation's National Book Award for Nonfiction! 🎉 We are thrilled by this incredible response to these works, which we are truly honored to publish.


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Congratulations to Cho Nam-Joo and Jamie Chang, author and translator of KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982, longlisted for the @ Na...
09/16/2020

Congratulations to Cho Nam-Joo and Jamie Chang, author and translator of KIM JIYOUNG, BORN 1982, longlisted for the @ NationalBookFoundation's National Book Award for Translated Literature! 🎉 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. Cheers to all of this year's great nominees!
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“A person can’t help but feel inspired by the riveting intelligence and joyful curiosity of Jill Lepore.” – George Saund...
09/16/2020

“A person can’t help but feel inspired by the riveting intelligence and joyful curiosity of Jill Lepore.” – George Saunders

Happy #PubDay to Jill Lepore, author of "If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future"! In "If Then", Lepore reveals the Cold War true story of an American company who targeted voters, manipulated consumers, and destabilized politics―decades before Cambridge Analytica. The Financial Times calls "If Then" “beautifully written”, and Shannon Bond of NPR writes that "Lepore weaves her narrative across continents and through time with engaging, conversational prose."

The scientists of Simulmatics believed they had invented “the A-bomb of the social sciences.” They did not predict that it would take decades to detonate. But, in the early years of the twenty-first century, we live in a world in which corporations collect data, model behavior, and target messages about the most ordinary of decisions. This history has a past; "If Then" is its cautionary tale. (📷: @mjudsonbooks)



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"The best American political autobiography since Barack Obama’s ‘Dreams from My Father."  – Charles Kaiser, The Guardian...
09/08/2020

"The best American political autobiography since Barack Obama’s ‘Dreams from My Father."
– Charles Kaiser, The Guardian

Happy #PubDay to the paperback edition of @pete.buttigieg’s "Shortest Way Home: One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future"! The meteoric rise of the mayor of a small Midwest city, who defied every pundit’s odds with his electrifying run for the presidency, created one of the most surprising candidacies in recent American history. The fact that his New York Times best-selling memoir didn’t read like your typical campaign book only added to “Mayor Pete’s” transcendent appeal. Readers everywhere, old and young, came to appreciate the “stirring, honest, and often beautiful” (Jill Lepore, New Yorker) personal stories and gripping mayoral tales, which provided, in lyrical prose, the political and philosophical foundations of his historic campaign.

Now featuring a new introduction and a “Back Home” afterword, in which Buttigieg movingly returns with the reader to his roots in his hometown city of South Bend, Indiana, as well as a transcript of the eulogy for his father, Joseph Buttigieg, “Shortest Way Home”, already considered a classic of the political memoir form, provides us with a beacon of hope at a time of social despair and political crisis.


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“[A] lively chronicle of five tempestuous centuries . . . Where 'A Furious Sky' is most compelling is in its often harro...
09/04/2020

“[A] lively chronicle of five tempestuous centuries . . . Where 'A Furious Sky' is most compelling is in its often harrowing details. It’s filled with haunting personal stories.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, The New York Times Book Review

With "A Furious Sky: The Five Hundred Year History of America's Hurricanes", Eric Jay Dolin has created a vivid, sprawling account of our encounters with hurricanes, from the nameless storms that threatened Columbus’s New World voyages to the destruction wrought in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria. @ericjayd's "A Furious Sky" is available now wherever great books are sold.


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Welcome to Cross River, Maryland, where Rion Amilcar Scott creates a mythical universe peopled by some of the most memor...
08/28/2020

Welcome to Cross River, Maryland, where Rion Amilcar Scott creates a mythical universe peopled by some of the most memorable characters in contemporary American fiction.

"The World Doesn’t Require You" - now available in paperback - heralds “a major unique literary talent” (Entertainment Weekly). Established by the leaders of America’s only successful slave revolt in the mid-nineteenth century, the town still evokes the rhythms of its founding. Among its residents are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God’s last son; Tyrone, a ruthless, yet charismatic Ph.D. candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who obeys his Master. "Bizarre, tender and brilliantly imagined, 'The World Doesn't Require You' isn't just one of the most inventive books of the year, it's also one of the best." (NPR)


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“Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony,” writes Edward O. Wilson, one of the world...
08/27/2020

“Ants are the most warlike of all animals, with colony pitted against colony,” writes Edward O. Wilson, one of the world’s most beloved scientists, “their clashes dwarf Waterloo and Gettysburg.” In “Tales from the Ant World”, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Wilson takes us on a myrmecological tour to such far-flung destinations as Mozambique and New Guinea, the Gulf of Mexico’s Dauphin Island and even his parent’s overgrown backyard, thrillingly relating his nine-decade-long scientific obsession with over 15,000 ant species.

Animating his scientific observations with illuminating personal stories, Wilson hones in on twenty-five ant species to explain how these genetically superior creatures talk, smell, and taste, and more significantly, how they fight to determine who is dominant. “Tales from the Ant World” is a fascinating personal account by one of our greatest scientists.


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