Just in case you needed any more temptation, here’s an interesting press we came across recently:
And Other Stories is a small independent publishing house that describes itself as a literary publishing house that works on the principle that great new books will be heard about and read thanks to the combined intelligence of a number of people: editors, readers, translators, critics, literary promoters and academics. They encourage subscribers and follow up on readers’ suggestions to find new works. They publish 10-12 books a year, and seem particularly interested in translations, though they do publish works written in English, such as Deborah Levy’s Blood Vodka. These titles caught our eye:
Rodrigo de Souza Leaõ’s All Dogs Are Blue, described as a fiery and scurrilously funny tale of life in a Rio de Janeiro insane asylum.
Juan Pablo Villalobos Quesadillas. This, says The Guardian, is a high-keyed domestic comedy [which] is enjoyable for its own sake, but provides cover for a satirical assault on the mendacity of Mexican politics.
Ampersand, their Tumblr blog, is at http://andotherstoriespublishing.tumblr.com/