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from Austria/Japan

I Called Him Necktie

NVP-Necktie-cover-jpg This is the Japanese "Catcher in the Rye" for the twenty-first century....

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2014-15 Catalogue

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Available Oct 14, 2014

from Austria/Germany

Who is Martha?

NVP-Whoismartha-cover-jpg A rollicking tale about facing death with verve and style, richly told with great feeling and historical depth....

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Available Dec 16, 2014

from Poland

All Backs Were Turned

All Backs Were Turned All Backs Were Turned, set in Israel, is a story of sexual passion, violence, and betrayal, in classic hardboiled prose. A noir novel with bite....

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Available Feb 10, 2015

from France

Guys Like Me

NVP-GuysLikeMe-cover-jpg An ode to Paris as rarely seen – a minutely-observed tale about searching for love and a new lease on life....

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from Poland

Killing Auntie

NVP-KillingAuntie-cover-jpg A young university student named Jurek, with no particular ambitions or talents, finds himself with nothing to do. After his doting aunt asks the young man to perform a small chore, he decides to kill her for no good reason other than, perhaps, boredom. Killing...

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from Israel

Alexandrian Summer

NVP-AlexandrianSummer-cover-jpg Alexandrian Summer is the story of two Jewish families living their frenzied last days in the doomed cosmopolitan social whirl of Alexandria just before fleeing Egypt for Israel in 1951. The conventions of the Egyptian upper-middle class are laid bare in this dazzling novel, which...

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from Moldova

The Good Life Elsewhere

the_good3 This is the hilarious, tragic and grotesque tale of Larga, a small village in Moldova, and everything its residents do to escape it. Every Largavite has his/her own pitiful story, and all of them dream of going to prosperous Italy as a solution to their...

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from Italy

Cocaine

NVP-cocaine-front cover withstille Elegant, witty and wicked, Pitigrilli’s classic novel was first published in Italian in 1921 and charts the comedy and tragedy of a young man’s downfall and the lure of a bygone era....

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from Argentina

The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra

the_missing_year At the age of nine, Juan Salvatierra became mute following a horse riding accident. At twenty, he began secretly painting a series of long rolls of canvas in which he minutely detailed six decades of life in his village on Argentina’s river frontier with Uruguay....

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from Austria

Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment

NVP-Fanny-cover-withMZW In 1776 Fanny von Arnstein, the daughter of the Jewish master of the royal mint in Berlin, came to Vienna as an 18-year-old bride, bringing with her the intellectual sharpness and vitality of her birthplace. In her youth, she was influenced by the philosopher Moses...

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from Poland

Killing the Second Dog

NVP-Killing-Front cover Robert and Jacob are two tough, desperate men, exiled from their native Poland and adrift in the hot, nasty underworld of Tel Aviv. They are planning to run a scam on an American widow visiting the country with her young son. What follows is a...

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from Israel

Some Day

pamphlet10_web On the shores of Israel’s Lake Kinneret lies the city of Tiberias, caught between reality and fantasy, where we find budding sexuality and a longing for great love. The air is saturated with smells of cooking and passion that lead to the housing project where seven-year-old...

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The House Call

cover-housecall He was born and raised in Moscow. He never knew the countryside, and factories had never interested him, nor had he ever visited them. But he’d had occasion to read about factories and to be a guest at the homes of factory owners and to...

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I Came to Spit on Your Graves

Spit on Your Graves I didn’t have the strength to stay home any longer. As usual, this “ideal wife,” who loved talking about her superb culinary skills and throwing out words like risotto, clair, and molecular gastronomy, didn’t cook worth a damn, rarely cleaned house, and the word “comfort”...

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Summer Reading – A French Story

The following is the first chapter of a novel called The Twenty-One Days of a Neurasthenic by Octave Mirbeau, a French author (1848-1917) with a reputation for good writing and good scandals. Nina Sparling, the editorial intern at New Vessel Press, is currently translating the novel, and this excerpt is courtesy of her. We hope you […]

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2014-15 Catalogue

Click here to download the New Vessel Press Catalogue, 2014-15

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A Difficult Lover and an Anti-Communist

A Difficult Lover and an Anti-Communist   “Marek asked me to come and tell you that he loves you.” The young Polish writer Marek Hlasko took German actress Sonja Ziemann’s breath away when he turned up on the film set of Eighth Day of the Week in Wroclaw in 1956. He didn’t speak a word of […]

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A Discussion with Julita Mirkowicz, wife of Hlasko translator Tomasz Mirkowicz

Julita Mirkowicz translated various works of American literature into Polish, including Being There by Jerzy Kosinski and several novels by Paul Auster. She is also the wife of the late Tomasz Mirkowicz, who translated two books by the Polish writer Marek Hlasko. Killing the Second Dog was published by New Vessel Press in March 2014. In […]

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The Wall Street Journal Tackles The Good Life Elsewhere

The Wall Street Journal reviewed The Good Life Elsewhere on April 12-13, writing that the novel “entertainingly illuminates the oft-forgotten country’s national neuroses.” More here.

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Christine Shuttleworth, Translator, on Fanny von Arnstein

Christine Shuttleworth is the translator of Fanny von Arnstein: Daughter of the Enlightenment, which was published by New Vessel Press in 2013. Christine’s mother, Hilde Spiel, was the author of Fanny and the grand dame of Austrian letters; her father, Peter de Mendelssohn, was a German writer. Here, Christine reflects on how she got her […]

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Arts Fuse reviews Killing the Second Dog

Troy Pozirekides at The Arts Fuse gives lengthy treatment of Killing the Second Dog, calling it “captivating as a stormy sea.” To read the full review, visit: http://artsfuse.org/101651/fuse-book-review-killing-the-second-dog-a-pair-of-captivating-polish-con-artists/

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Wall Street Journal Reviews 3 by Marek Hlasko

Nathaniel Popkin reviews three books by Marek Hlakso in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal, including the recently published novel Killing the Second Dog, available now from New Vessel Press. Click here to read the article.

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Some Pictures from the Marek Hlasko Tribute Evening @ KGB Bar

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Longlist for Best Translated Book Award 2014

We are pleased to announce that The Missing Year of Juan Salvatierra by Pedro Mairal, translated by Nick Caistor, was included on the 2014 Longlist for the Best Translated Book Award. You can see the announcement here – and keep checking back for more updates and to see if the novel has advanced to the next […]