In conjunction with its developing literary translation programs, the University of Rochester announced that it is launching Open Letter, a new publishing house dedicated to international literature. The new house will publish twelve works of international literature a year beginning in fall 2008 focusing on modern classics and contemporary works of fiction – the first of which will be Dubravka Ugresic‘s NOBODY’S HOME.
“We are focusing on twentieth- and twenty-first century literature from around the world-cosmopolitan literaÂture, books that stimulate and provoke readers, and which we hope will be read for generations to come,” said director Chad W. Post, co-founder of Reading the World and former Associate Director of Dalkey Archive Press. Post is joined at Open Letter by E.J. Van Lanen, former Assistant Editor at Ecco, and Nathan Furl, former Marketing and Production Director at Dalkey Archive Press