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Exciting new acquisitions!

We are pleased to announce the recent acquisition of three high-profile projects scheduled for publication in 2014…

Winton Steps Down As Publisher

Charlie Winton, Counterpoint Chairman, CEO and Publisher, announced today that he will step down as Publisher of the company.

Congrats, Isaac Adamson!

Soft Skull Press couldn’t be more stoked to announce that Complication by our own Isaac Adamson is a nominee for the 2013 Edgar® Awards in Best Paperback Original (you may have heard).

Probs the BEST book trailer you’ve ever seen…SCOUT’S HONOR

Fight Song by Joshua Mohr is out next month and we couldn’t be more excited! Here’s the HILARIOUS book trailer to whet your appetite…

More noms—Golden Globes!

Soft Skull Press extends EVEN MORE heartfelt congratulations to actors Helen Hunt, John Hawkes and Helen Mirren for their Golden Globe nominations today!

Congratulations, Helens!!

Soft Skull Press would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to actors Helen Hunt, John Hawkes and Helen Mirren for their Screen Actor’s Guild nominations today.

NEWS from Soft Skull

An Intimate Life is the true-life story of Cheryl T. Cohen Greene who, for the past forty years, has worked as a surrogate partner, helping clients to confront, consider, and ultimately accept their sexuality.

To our loving Soft Skull fans:

We are terrible, horrible, no-good, VERY BAD updaters!

And for this we heartily apologize.

The Soft Skull website is currently under construction and will be updated…

Vote for the Goodchoice Reads Award

Voting time, reader friends. Peter Hoffmeister’s THE END OF BOYS was just nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award (congrats, Peter!). The Goodreads editors have named THE END OF BOYS one of the best 15 memoirs of 2011, and final awards are chosen by the public—that’s YOU—so take a moment to Do a Good Thing by supporting an important memoir, indie publishing, and good books for smart people. Vote...

Soft Skull Authors on The Nervous Breakdown

One Soft Skull author interviews another! Christopher Bollen, author of LIGHTNING PEOPLE, answers questions by Seth Fried, author of THE GREAT FRUSTRATION, about fiction, New York, Ohio, and Skyline Chili. Read it at The Nervous Breakdown. ______________________________ The New Yorker on LIGHTNING PEOPLE: “Bollen excels at creating an atmosphere of Manhattan-specific dread, and certain scenes, particularly...

Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh Andrew Winegarner Before the Bible and legendary figures like Hercules, King Arthur, and Beowulf, there was Gilgamesh. As the king of Uruk, a city in ancient Mesopotamia, Gilgamesh protected his people from harm, battling a multitude of fierce demons with the steadfast help of his brother, Enkidu. But Gilgamesh’s reign faced the ultimate challenge from the power-hungry goddess Ishtar, who proposed...

Nature of the Beast

Nature of the Beast Adam Mansbach and Douglas Mcgowan Illustrated by Owen Brozman An alien race of religious extremists plan to honor their deity through the ritualistic annihilation of our planet. The only man who knows this is Milan Marlowe, an unstoppable media baron who sees opportunity everywhere. Earth’s only move is to engage the invaders according to their holy law and issue The Challenge of the Heretic—a...

Lightning People

Lightning People Christopher Bollen Joseph Guiteau is a working actor who moved to New York to escape a tragic family history in the Midwest. Wandering through a city transformed by the attacks of September 2001, he frequents gatherings of conspiracy groups, trying to make sense of world events and his own personal history. Looming over his life is a secret that threatens to undermine his new marriage to Del, a...

Free ebook: The End of Boys

It’s freebie time at SSP! Download a free ebook of Peter Brown Hoffmeister’s The End of Boys, September 11–19, from Amazon. In his first book, Peter Brown Hoffmeister demonstrates not only the strength of his writing but also his fearlessness when confronting the trauma of his childhood. With sobering honesty and gripping narrative, Hoffmeister has created a memoir masterpiece, one that will leave the...

Pitchapalooza is back!

The Big Event is coming to town—writers, mark your cals! The Book Doctors, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, co-authors of The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published, are the masterminds behind this country-wide event, which has come to be called the American Idol of the book world. Take away the screaming fans, lengthy commercials, and Simon Cowell, and you’ve got this year’s PITCHAPALOOZA, July 25th...

New Mabanckou Novel Coming to US from SSP

Everyone here at Soft Skull is excited and proud to announce that we will be publishing Alain Mabanckou’s brilliant MEMOIRS OF A PORCUPINE in April 2012. This week, The Economist offered a terrific profile of the author, who has come to be known as Africa’s Samuel Beckett. The Economist story, “The prince of the absurd: The mad, bad fiction of Congo’s Alain Mabanckou,” recounts the writer’s...

SSP Author Writes about Staging Violent Sex, PTSD

Mac McClelland, author of For Us, Surrender is Out of the Question, has instigated heated debate recently over her fiercely honest and controversial article “How Violent Sex Helped Ease My PTSD,” about her personal experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and, more specifically, how she chose to conquer it. McClelland, author and human rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine, has traveled to many countries...

The Blue Light Project—free ebook!

Soft Skull is excited to announce that Timothy Taylor’s brilliant THE BLUE LIGHT PROJECT is currently featured at Barnes & Noble’s FREE FRIDAY program—get it now while the download’s hot! The book’s been getting rave reviews, and internationally acclaimed street artist Banksy even tweeted about it. So we sat down with Taylor to talk about everything from the private underground world of...

What’s your damage?

New York Magazine’s Nostalgia Fact-Check: How Does Heathers Hold Up? name checks newly published Soft Skull Press book HEATHERS by John Ross Bowie! Bowie’s book is a hoot—but just like the movie, there’s a necessary cultural criticism to be found between the lines. Bowie takes an unflinching look at the themes in the movie, pointing out what was acceptable then (in the 1980s) and now (2011). A quick...

Author Event—Seattle

Friday, June 24, at 7 pm, head down to Ravenna Third Place to meet Peter Brown Hoffmeister and hear him read from his gripping memoir THE END OF BOYS. You can also follow Peter on Twitter (@peterbrownhoff) or friend him on Facebook to learn more about his book tour and writing...

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