Publishers Weekly Features Transit Books
Publishers Weekly's John Maher talked with us about why we founded a nonprofit publishing house in Oakland and the books we're excited to launch this spring:
When husband-and-wife duo Adam and Ashley Nelson Levy left New York in 2015 for the Bay Area, where the latter is from, they spent most of the more-than-3,000-mile drive plotting a new project: Transit Books, a nonprofit indie press dedicated to the publication of international literature and works in translation.
The Levys graduated from Columbia’s writing program, a program they found “heavily steeped in domestic literature” in which “translators and readers of translated literature exist in their own sealed-off space,” Adam said—a trend that reflects, in many ways, the U.S. book market.
Read the rest of the article here.