Publishers we admire 1: New Directions


We have nothing but awe and admiration for the New York-based experimental publishing house, New Directions, and their “old fashioned, patrician way of doing business…(with) the most unlikely product, avant-garde literature.” We need more publishers like them in the world.

“New Directions evolved as it did because its founder was as far-seeing in business as he was in matters of taste. Laughlin wasn’t looking to corner a market or to disrupt anything; his ambition was to create an institution that would last. In a reminiscence in his 2009 collection “Oranges and Peanuts for Sale,” the essayist and translator Eliot Weinberger remarked, “Laughlin’s wealth let New Directions survive as a money-loser into the 1960s, until the moment when yesterday’s obscure gibberish became today’s course requirement…. It is an old-fashioned, patrician way of doing business—the long-term investment—applied to the most unlikely product, avant-garde literature.”

Photo: Barbara Epler, President and Publisher of New Directions. Courtesy of Nina Subin (

Θαυμάζουμε απεριόριστα τον θρυλικό αμερικανικό εκδοτικό οίκο New Directions για τον “παλιομοδίτικο, ευγενή τρόπο με τον οποίο λειτουργεί ως επιχείρηση … προωθώντας -ως μακροχρόνια επένδυση- το πιο ‘απίθανο’ προϊόν, την αβάν-γκαρντ λογοτεχνία”. Και δη σε μετάφραση. Στη φωτό η εξαιρετική εκδότρια και πρόεδρος του οίκου, Barbara Epler.

Photo: Barbara Epler, President and Publisher of New Directions. Courtesy of Nina Subin (

Christos Ikonomou talks to The Nassau Literary Review


Christos Ikonomou talks to the Nassau Literary Review, the oldest student publication at Princeton University, about writing, short stories, Greece and not being afraid:

Μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα συνέντευξη του Χρήστου Οικονόμου στο λογοτεχνικό περιοδικό του πανεπιστημίου Princeton, The Nassau Literary Review:

French edition of Something Will Happen You’ll See to come out in March 3

Ikonomou French edition

We are delighted to inform you that the French edition of Christos Ikonomou’s celebrated short-story collection, Something Will Happen You’ll See, will come out in March 3 by Quidam Editeur. We could not be more excited!

Με μεγάλη χαρά σας ανακοινώνουμε ότι η γαλλική έκδοση της πολυβραβευμένης και πολυμεταφρασμένης συλλογής διηγημάτων του Χρήστου Οικονόμου, “Κάτι θα γίνει θα δεις”, θα κυκλοφορήσει στις 3 Μαρτίου από τον οίκο Quidam!