Seven Stories Press

Founded in 1995 in New York City, and named for the seven authors who committed to a home with a fiercely independent spirit, Seven Stories Press publishes works of the imagination and political titles by voices of conscience. While most widely known for its books on politics, human rights, and social and economic justice, Seven Stories continues to champion literature, with a list encompassing both innovative debut novels and National Book Award–winning poetry collections, as well as prose and poetry translations from the French, Spanish, German, Swedish, Italian, Greek, Polish, Korean, Vietnamese, Russian, and Arabic.
Seven Stories Press' works of the imagination feature writers like Nelson Algren, Octavia Butler, Harriet Scott Chessman, Linh Dinh, Ani DiFranco, Assia Djebar among others.
Some of voices of conscience include Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Russell Banks, Kate Bornstein, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Center for Constitutional Rights, Angela Davis and many oothers.
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    Introducing selected titles:

    Once You Go Back, Seven Stories pressOnce You Go Back, a novel by Douglas A. Martin published by Seven Stories Press in 2009. This is a story of the family violence and love between a famous rock star and raw boy-narrator. The semi-autobiographical novel describes growing in a working-class household with details and nuances. The author expresses the curiosity of children of the verge of becoming sexual. Douglas A. Martin came onto the American literary scene in 2000 with the sexy novel, Outline of My Lover, which would go on to be selected by Colm Toibin as International Book of the Year in the Times Literary Supplement. He was born in 1973 and now lives in NYC.

    Rogue Economics, Seven Stories pressRogue Economics by Loretta Napoleoni with a new preface by the author published by Seven Stories Press in 2008. The scandal seems a parable of modern-day capitalism’s failures: the non-existent profits, the vanishing growth, and the huge dept. In the third quarter of 2008,most of the accumulated wealth disappeared as share prices plummeted empire using new clients’ capital to pay dividends to the firm’s large clientele. Billions of dollars vanished in this way. Loretta Napoleoni reveals the architecture of our world and provides fresh insights into many of the most insoluble problems of our time.

    A Young People History Of The United StattesA Young People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, adapted by Rebecca Stefoff and published by Seven Stories Press in 2009. Since book A People of the United States was published 25 years ago, people have been asking the author about an edition that would be attractive to youngsters. We all need heroes, people to admire, to follow, to see as examples of how human beings should live. The author’s point of view, which is critical of war, racism, and economic injustice, carries over to the situation we face in the U.S. today. This edition gives to him opportunity in the final chapter of Volume II, to bring the story up to date, to the end of 2006, halfway through the 2nd administration of G.W. Bush, and three and half years after the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Howard Zinn reminds young people that America’s true greatness is shaped by our dissident voices, not our military generals.

    Daybreak, Seven Stories pressDaybreak: Undoing The Imperial Presidency and Forming A More Perfect Union
    by David Swanson, cofounder of the After Downing Street Coalition published by Seven Stories Press in 2009. When told in 2008 that two-third of the people of the U.S. thought the Iraq War was “not worth it,” Vice President Dick Cheney replied “So?” The Constitution of the U.S. begins with the idea that in a democracy, power lies with the people. The Tenth Amendment concludes the Bill of Rights by stipulating that any power not given in the Constitution to the various branches of the federal government remain with the people or their state governments. But what happens when the people forget that they should care about being in charge? This book explains how we can successfully make our demands of the government, and where and how we must mobilize for social change. The aim of this title is to encourage the American nation to take actions that are absolutely necessary.


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