September at Deep Vellum!

We’ve been busy here at Deep Vellum, and are excited to share with you the latest and greatest in Deep Vellum news! Read on for more about North Texas Giving Day, our authors’ U.S. Tours, upcoming releases, and more!

September 22 is North Texas Giving Day 
powered by the Communities Foundation of Texas


Visit between 6am – midnight (CT) on Thursday, September 22 to make your donation and show your support!

North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event for people across the nation (and the world!) to come together to raise as much money as possible for North Texas nonprofits on one day. In seven years, North Texas Giving Day has pumped $119 million into the North Texas community. In 2015, $33 million was raised through more than 118,000 gifts benefiting 2,020 nonprofits.

We rely on your generosity to not only keep the lights on, but also to support authors and translators as we seek out and publish exciting literary works from around the globe and work to foster growth in the literary arts community in Dallas and beyond. Deep Vellum is committed to bringing you the greatest in world literature, connecting our readers to new perspectives, new ideas, and new cultures through the power of the written word. You are why we do this, and we can’t do it without you! Let’s make this year our best yet!

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Author Tours Start This Week!

Ananda Devi and Lina Meruane will participate in panel discussions as part of
the Brooklyn Book Festival


Ananda Devi

The Political Coming of Age
Ananda Devi, award-winning author of Eve Out of Her Ruins, will join Egyptian journalist Yasmine El Rashidi, author of the debut novel Chronicle of a Last Summer, and Slovenian-Austrian author Maja Haderlap, author of Angel of Oblivion, in a panel discussion moderated by Gabriel Sanders of Tablet Magazine. The conversation will explore intersection of politics and identity and the role political realities play in shaping the lives of their characters—and the stories they chose to tell.

More Information

September 18, 2016
Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St

Ananda will continue her U.S. Tour, sponsored by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, with visits to bookstores and universities throughout the states. Scroll down for the full tour schedule.

Lina Meruane

Body Language – Heart, Eyes, Blood
Lina Meruane, author of Seeing Redwill participate in a conversation with French writer Maylis de Kerangal, author of The Heart, and South African author Masande Ntshanga, author of The Reactive, to discuss how the authors’ very graphic explorations of sudden blindness, a heart transplant, and HIV infection raise issues, both physical and metaphysical. The panel will be moderated by Neelika Jayawardne.

More Information

September 18, 2016
Borough Hall Media Room, 209 Joralemon St

New Books!

What Are the Blind Men Dreaming?
Our 20th bookWhat Are the Blind Men Dreaming? by Brazilian author Noemi Jaffe, and translated by Julia Sanches and Ellen Elias-Bursać, will be released this month! This powerful, profoundly moving glimpse into the lives of three generations of women affected by the Holocaust is a beautiful, unparalleled use of literature as a means to bear witness.

A Zero-Sum Game

The U.S. presidential elections are coming up! What better way to prepare than with the debut novel from Mexico’s Eduardo Rabasa, named one of the 20 best contemporary Mexican authors under 40 in the Hay Festival’s México20 projectA Zero-Sum Game, translated by Christina MacSweeney and scheduled for publication in October, is a dark, biting political satire of modern consumer society and the cult of the individual, taking to task the sophistry and rationalization that mask the actual situation where, for all the choices we are offered, we have little power over our destinies.

Our Latest Reviews!

If you’re looking for something awesome to read on your lunch break, check out the latest reviews:
One Hundred Twenty-One Days

Vaseline Buddha


What Are the Blind Men Dreaming?

 The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers

Eve Out of Her Ruins


La Superba


Seeing Red

The holiday season is just around the corner!

Our subscriptions make the perfect gift for the book-lover in your life (especially if that book-lover is YOU!). Choose a 5-book or 10-book subscription, and we’ll include your name in the acknowledgements of our upcoming books as our way of saying thank you for helping us keep up the mission here at Deep Vellum.

Subscribers are the first to receive our books, shipped straight to your door or available for pick-up at Deep Vellum Books. You can choose to subscribe to our upcoming publications, or mix-n-match with any titles we’ve already published.

Feel free to contact us with any questions, requests, or suggestions!

Full Author Tour Schedule

Ananda Devi (Eve Out of Her Ruins) US Tour, sponsored by the French Embassy

September 18, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Book Festival

September 19, New York: Columbia University and Maison Française

September 21, Cambridge: Harvard University

September 22, Boston: Boston University

September 23, Wellesley: Wellesley College

September 24, Cambridge: Porter Square Books

September 26, Austin: University of Texas & Malvern Books

September 27, Houston: Brazos Bookstore

September 28, Dallas: The Wild Detectives

September 29, Dallas-Fort Worth: Texas Christian University & University of Texas

Josefine Klougart (Of Darkness, forthcoming) US Tour

September 19, New York: Scandinavia House

September 21, Brooklyn: Community Bookstore

September 23, Rochester: NOX

September 24, Chicago: 57th Street Books

September 26, Houston: Brazos Bookstore

September 27, Dallas: Deep Vellum Books

September 29, Portland: Powell’s Books

October 3, Berkeley: University of California, Berkeley

October 4, San Francisco: Green Apple Books on the Park

Lina Meruane (Seeing Red) US Tour

September 18, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Book Festival

October 26-28, Austin: University of Texas

Bae Suah (Recitation, forthcoming) US Tour

October 6, Oakland, with translator Deborah Smith: Shadow Ultra Lounge

October 7, San Francisco, with translator Deborah Smith: Green Apple Books on the Park

October 10, Portland, with translator Deborah Smith: Powell’s on Hawthorne

October 11, Seattle, with translator Deborah Smith: Elliott Bay Bookstore

October 12, Chicago, with translator Deborah Smith: Volumes Bookcafe

October 13, Houston, with translator Deborah Smith: Brazos Bookstore

October 14, Dallas: Crow Collection of Asian Art & Deep Vellum Books

Eduardo Rabasa (A Zero-Sum Game, forthcoming) US Tour

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 9, New York: McNally Jackson

November 10, Providence, Rhode Island: Brown University

Claudia Salazar Jiménez (Blood of the Dawn, forthcoming) US Tour

November 5-6, Austin: Texas Book Festival

November 11, New York: McNally Jackson

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