Literary press dedicated to promoting cross-cultural exchange through international literature in translation. www.archipelagobooks.org
Archipelago was created out of the pressing need to hear diverse voices from varied literary traditions that simply aren’t being heard here. Artistic exchange between cultures is a crucial component of global understanding. It has never been more important for voices from around the world to be heard in this county -- according to an NEA study, less than one percent of what is published in this country originates from beyond our borders. By publishing diverse and innovative literary translations we are doing what we can as a press to change this reality and broaden the American cultural landscape. Seeking to develop a wider audience for international fiction and poetry in this country, we have been working in partnership with like-minded organizations here and abroad, hosting readings and events for our authors and translators. We are grateful for the generous support of foundations, international cultural organizations, and for the vital contributions of individual donors.The community around Archipelago is growing, thanks to the enthusiasm of booksellers, professors, librarians, our remarkable translators, and our devoted readers. We thank you all.