Deep Vellum August Update

As summer starts to wind down, Deep Vellum starts winding up for the fall! We have a lot of exciting happenings coming up in the next few months, including tours with our amazing authors, North Texas Giving Day, the official Grand Opening of Deep Vellum Books, and publication of our 20th (!!!) book!eve&before

We’ve just sent out our eighteenth and nineteenth books to subscribers, Before by Carmen Boullosa, who authored Texas: The Great Theft, Deep Vellum’s first EVER publication, and Eve Out of Her Ruins, an award-winning novel by Mauritian writer Ananda Devi, who is coming to the states in September for a two-week tour (see below for dates).  

August is Women In Translation month!

Part of Deep Vellum’s mission, from the beginning, has been to publish an equal number of women and men writers, and we are proud to say that by the close of 2016, we’ll have published eleven women and nine men, with more on the way in 2017! 

To celebrate, we’re offering a 20% discount through August 31 on all of our books written by women! Want to build your #WITmonth reading list? Check out the books Deep Vellum and friends recommend HERE!


Thanks to our friends for including Deep Vellum books as part of their Women in Translation month display!

Our Twentieth Book!

noemijaffeOur twentieth book, What Are the Blind Men Dreaming, by Brazilian author Noemi Jaffe, is slated for release in late September. This is a profoundly moving work, meaningful and unique in its narrative identity as told through the voices of three generations of women—Noemi’s mother, Lida Cartum, who wrote a diary after liberation, journeying from Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen through her status as a refugee in Sweden through her return home to Yugoslavia; the second section is by Noemi, the daughter, reflecting on her mother’s diary and tracing her footsteps through Auschwitz, considering the power of memory and survival; and then Noemi’s daughter, Lida’s granddaughter, reflecting on what it means to be the granddaughter of a Holocaust survivor in Brazil seventy years later.

We couldn’t imagine a more powerful book to mark our twentieth release, and are beyond honored to have the opportunity to publish this important work in English! And stay tuned for more information on Noemi’s upcoming US tour this fall!!

North Texas Giving Day!


North Texas Giving Day, powered by Communities Foundation of Texas, is back on September 22! You can make a donation to Deep Vellum Publishing by visiting between 6am—midnight to help Deep Vellum continue and enhance its mission to bring incredible literature from around the world to English-language readers while providing educational opportunities for translation students and growing the North Texas literary community! We rely on the generous support of our readers and fans—we do this for you and cannot do this without you! Let’s make this year our best yet!

And, don’t forget, you can make a donation at any time directly to Deep Vellum Publishing by visiting Donations are what allow us work hard every day to bring you the best in translated literature, and your support means the world to us (literally)!

global-librariesDeep Vellum Publishing is thrilled to be joining the Public Library Association’s Global Literature in Libraries (GLLI)! GLLI is a new initiative spearheaded by translators and advocates for translation, established with the goal of increasing awareness of international literature within the library community, with a special emphasis on contemporary fiction. We’re happy to be among the list of publishers actively promoting and publishing excellent works from around the globe while supporting a strong and vibrant literary community!

Upcoming Author Tours & Events


Mark your calendars–our sister bookstore Deep Vellum Books will host their official Grand Opening party in September! Check for more info!!

Erica Mena & Will Evans at Deep Vellum Books!
August 13, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture and Deep Vellum Books invite you to join us for a reading of Featherbone and Fardwor, Russia! Stay for a conversation about what we write, what we translate, and what we publish.
At Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce St, Dallas TX

Ananda Devi, sponsored by the French Embassy
September 18, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Book Festival
September 19, NYC: Columbia University and Maison Française
September 21-22, Boston: Harvard University & Boston University
September 26, Austin: University of Texas Austin & Malvern Books
September 27, Houston: Awty International School Brazos Bookstore
September 28, Dallas-Fort Worth: Texas Christian University & The Wild Detectives
September 29, Dallas: University of Texas at Dallas & Deep Vellum Books

Lina Meruane
September 18: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Book Festival
October 26-28: Austin: University of Texas at Austin & TBA

Josefine Klougart
September 17, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Book Festival
September 19, NYC: Scandinavia House
September 21, Brooklyn: Community Bookstore
September 23, Rochester: NOX
September 24, Chicago: Seminary Co-Op
September 26, Houston: Brazos Bookstore
September 27, Dallas: Deep Vellum Books
September 29, Portland: Powell’s Books on Hawthorne
October 4, San Francisco: Green Apple Books

Eduardo Rabasa
November 2, Houston: Brazos Bookstore
November 3, Dallas: Deep Vellum Books
November 4, Dallas: Southern Methodist University
November 5-6, Austin: Texas Book Festival
November 8, New York: McNally Jackson
November 9-10, Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University

Claudia Salazar Jiménez
November 5-6, Austin: Texas Book Festival
November 11, New York: McNally Jackson

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