S282. Immigrant Publishing: International Literary Publishers on Coming to America

Room 16, Tampa Convention Center, First Floor
Saturday, March 10, 2018
4:30 pm to 5:45 pm


Representatives of leading international independent literary publishers from Australia, Canada, the UK, and Africa discuss the joys and tribulations of bringing their countries' literatures to the US. This dialogue opens a window into both local and global book culture, mirroring, refracting, and challenging our understanding of our current literary culture. We'll learn that it is not just languages that are translated, but entire publishing systems and habits.


Richard Nash is VP of community and content of Small Demons. From 2001 to 2009 he ran Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the AAP’s Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005. In 2010 The Utne Reader named him one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World.

Emily Cook was named one of Publishers Weekly “Top 40 Under 40.” Former marketing and publicity director at Milkweed Editions and program director at The Chicago Tribune Lit Fest Fest, she also worked for Granta and helped launch Figment, a social networking site. She just completed her first book.

Alana Wilcox is the editorial director of Coach House Books, an independent literary publisher in Toronto. She is the author of an out-of-print novel and the founding editor of the uTOpia series of books about Toronto.


March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside