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The New Press Congratulates Abdulrazak Gurnah on the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah was announced by the Nobel Committee as this year’s winner of the esteemed international literature prize. The award cited Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” Born in 1948 in Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa, Gurnah is Emeritus Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent, and is the author of 10 novels.

Kimberlé Crenshaw, Rep. Jamie Raskin to Receive 2021 New Press Social Justice Awards

Professor Crenshaw and Congressman Raskin will be honored in New York City on November 9, 2021, at The New Press Social Justice Awards Gala

We’re pleased to announce that The New Press will honor Kimberlé Crenshaw for her paradigm-shifting contributions to Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality, and Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) for his efforts to uphold the rule of law, at The Social Justice Awards Gala on November 9, 2021, in New York City.

Fall 2021 books from The New Press

Announcing The New Press Fall 2021 Catalog

New Press Authors Among the 2020 MacArthur Fellows

Every year the MacArthur Foundation announces a new class of fellows. Sometimes referred to as a “genius grant,” a MacArthur Fellowship goes to recpients at the top of their respective fields. They are the creators, thinkers, and doers, who, through their extraordinary dedication and originality, have made huge impacts in their disciplines and in the culture. The New Press is thrilled to see two of our authors among the 2020 MacArthur Fellows.

 

New Partnership with Bookshop.org to Support Independent Bookstores

The New Press is proud to announce our partnership with Bookshop.org, a new online platform with a mission to help support brick and mortar independent bookstores across the country. Launched earlier this year, Bookshop offers socially conscious consumers an alternative to large e-retailers and provides indie bookstores with a user-friendly online retail presence.

The Unusual Fund for Usual Cruelty

The New Press is proud to support an innovative book donation concept, the brainchild of Alec Karakatsanis, author of 

VIDEO: The New Wave of Candidates Knocking At Democracy's Door

The system is rigged: America’s government remains overwhelmingly white, male, and wealthy. Even though our democracy should represent all communities; people like us -- immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQ+ individuals, Indigenous Americans, and others -- have traditionally been kept out of positions of power.

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Mike German

Next month, The New Press is pleased to publish Mike German’s Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy, an engaging and unsettling contemporary history of the FBI and a bold call for reform, told by a longtime counterterrorism undercover agent who has become a widely admired whistleblower and critic for civil liberties and accountable government. In a starred review, Kirkus calls the book “Important reading for our current time” and Publishers Weekly says “impassioned .

ART FOR JUSTICE, FORD FOUNDATION, AND JOHN D. & CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

Vote for our DVF Award Nominee Susan Burton

Becoming Ms. Burton author Susan Burton is in the running for a DVF Diane Von Furstenberg People's Voice Award!

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