“In a manner that put me in mind of John Berger’s novel Here is Where We Meet, Ivo de Figueiredo looks back without anger but with an astonishing compassion at… Read more Renowned writer Jerry Pinto endorses A Stranger at My Table →
Selma Carvalho, author of Goan Pioneers of East Africa, meditates on feminist themes, toxic masculinity and the complexities of the Goan diaspora in Ivo de Figueiredo’s memoir, A Stranger at My Table: “It’s… Read more Early praise from Goan voices for A Stranger at My Table →
Happy International Women’s Day! As a publishing company powered by women, we have a mission to feature female authors. In honor of today, we are celebrating someone who inspires our work:… Read more Women’s Review of Books: Asmaa al-Ghoul’s memoir builds bridges in a time of conflicts and war →
The writing is lyrical, sensuous, animated by Latin passion and flights of the imagination. […] This style sets Malva apart.
We are honored that Malva, by Hagar Peeters and translated by Vivien D. Glass, made World Literature Today‘s 75 Notable Translations of 2018! “Translation across borders embodies resistance. [This list honors]… Read more Top translations distinction for Malva in World Literature Today →
In “A Cornucopia of Books,” Sheldon Kirshner reviews A Rebel in Gaza: “Asmaa al-Ghoul, a Palestinian journalist and human rights activist living in France, and Selim Nassib, a Lebanese journalist… Read more The Times of Israel includes A Rebel in Gaza in end-of-year book list →
“A Rebel in Gaza is a love letter to an unloved place […] a sparkling memoir. […] Asmaa al-Ghoul, who was born in the Rafah refugee camp at the southern end of the Strip, writes with clarity and tenderness of [Gaza’s harsh] realities.”
Niña Weijers makes the list of nominees for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Awards for her debut novel The Consequences: “Intelligently written, full of surprises and with lots of twists. An ode to… Read more International Dublin Literary Awards nominates author Niña Weijers →
The excerpted chapter from A Rebel in Gaza, “The Woman with the Beauty Spot,” is about author Asmaa al-Ghoul’s intriguing encounter with Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Read it online or the November… Read more Harper’s features chapter from A Rebel in Gaza →
In a new review on sister-hood, an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage, human rights lawyer Sayeh Hassan praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s A Rebel in Gaza: “Refreshing… Read more 2 new reviews focus on “fiercely independent” author Asmaa al-Ghoul →
“As Malva reclaims her father’s pen to tell her story of abandonment, the novel probes the question of how to make sense of Neruda’s political outspokenness in light of his silence on the subject of his own mute daughter, revisiting his poetry to find where Malva might fit among all the omissions.”
The Last Days of Mankind – A Visual Guide to Karl Kraus’ Great War Epic is included on Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 Art, Architecture & Photography books – Fall 2018 for its “eye-catching” display… Read more The Last Days of Mankind makes Publishers Weekly’s Top 10 list →
“A compelling read, appalling and inspiring, tragic and hopeful. Heda’s voice comes through incredibly strongly and my admiration for her clear headed courage and determination is very deep. Full marks… Read more Sir John Tusa calls Hitler, Stalin and I a “hopeful” book →
“Malva is a hypnotically poetic novel, in Peeters’s original Dutch as much as in the translation by Vivien Glass. The afterlife has granted the disabled eight-year-old Malva Marina a precociously eloquent kind of wisdom and a wicked sense of humor.”
Publishers Weekly praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib) for scrutinizing the oppressive forces affecting women in Palestinian society: “Debut author Al-Ghoul, a journalist from Rafah, picks apart the paradoxes… Read more Glowing Publishers Weekly review for A Rebel in Gaza →
We’re pleased to announce that DoppelHouse Press has received a grant from the Graham Foundation for Jacques and Jacqueline Groag, Architect and Designer: Two Hidden Figures of the Viennese Modern Movement by architecture… Read more Graham Foundation awards DoppelHouse with a grant for new art & architecture book →
Tulsa Book Review praises Heda Margolius Kovály’s Hitler, Stalin and I: “Oral interviews can be a gold mine for historians, and this is no exception. It provides individual experiences that get… Read more 5-star review of Hitler, Stalin and I by Tulsa Book Review →
Journal of Austrian Studies: Erich Hackl’s Three Tearless Histories is a great resource for professors
“…complex narratives whose twists, turns and connections are brought to the light of day by a writer engaged in search and discovery.”
In Peter Sichrovsky’s short story “New York,” which was recently featured on JewishFiction.net, a Jewish couple living in Brooklyn consider their own survival of the Holocaust as they contemplate whether… Read more “Verklempt” author Peter Sichrovsky featured on JewishFiction.net →
“Before I was going to meet Charles Paterson—the architect, hotelier, and patron who passed away on Aug. 8 at age 89 in Aspen, Colo.—a mutual friend gave me his autobiography Escape Home: Rebuilding… Read more ARCHITECT sends up tribute to Charles Paterson and Escape Home →
“Polishchuk describes much of his life with a chuckle. He says that the book is, in part, meant to convey the absurdity of the Soviet experience.”
We are saddened by the recent death of author, architectural designer, and hotelier Charles Paterson, who with his daughter, Carrie Paterson, founded DoppelHouse Press in 2011…
In an advance review, Kirkus Reviews commends Palestinian journalist Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib), which relates her experiences growing up and becoming a writer in Gaza: “Fierce… Read more Kirkus Reviews calls A Rebel in Gaza “fierce and defiant” →
A new review on The Common by Olga Zilberbourg highlights many feminist themes in The Consequences and the urgency to address issues of gender disparity in the art world: “I found the read to be so exhilarating… Read more The Common praises feminism in The Consequences in new review →
Some of our favorite pull quotes from this very positive book review in ARTMargins: “Forgács makes a marked effort to describe fine art not only in terms of aesthetic categories, but… Read more Hungarian Art: major review in ARTMargins →
Malva, the unknown story of Pablo Neruda’s only child, has recently been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews: “This phantasmagoric novel by the celebrated Dutch poet Peeters (Maturity, 2011, etc.) is a strange… Read more Malva reviewed by Kirkus Reviews →
A feature in JAZZIZ Magazine on celebrated jazz musician Coco Schumann, entitled “Playing Music in Hell,” focuses on his experiences in concentration camps during WWII in a nine-page spread replete with… Read more JAZZIZ focuses on the “remarkable autobiography” of music legend Coco Schumann →
Publishers Weekly takes an in-depth look at the memoir of Russian Jewish dissident and human rights advocate Arkady Polishchuk in a special interview with Howard Lovy: A true story of… Read more Publishers Weekly’s interview unwraps significant details in Russian dissident’s story →
Among a list of 20 outstanding translated books, DoppelHouse has two works of fiction recommended to book clubs by Ingram: From Germany: The Abolition of Species has been recommended by Library… Read more 2 DoppelHouse Press titles recommended in Literature in Translation “Book Club Reads” →
“The depressing surroundings of Polishchuk’s life might be hard to believe for a Western person—but it is re-counted with such journalistic vision and style that reading the book is both enlightening and entertaining.”
In this video featured on the culture blog Laughing Squid, Coco Schumann is the second guitarist discussed by musician Steve Onotera in his list of guitarists who found musical success despite… Read more Coco Schumann and “Guitarists Who Overcame Great Adversity” →
Thank you, Julie Carbonara of The Jewish Chronicle for an illuminating obituary honoring Coco Schumann on Yom HaShoah: “He insisted he was a musician who survived the concentration camps, not a… Read more Coco Schumann honored on Holocaust Remembrance Day →
We’re excited to feature human rights advocate and author of our forthcoming book Dancing on Thin Ice: Travails of a Russian Dissenter (which will be released this July) at the… Read more Russian dissident Arkady Polishchuk to speak about new book →
At the peak of his career an elite Russian journalist ceases to write. … But now his situation is worse than ever. The KGB begins using his magazine as a cover for its agents working abroad. …
“In Samuel P. Willcocks’s masterful translation, The Abolition of Species is a transgressive revelation, a worthy philosophical successor to Wells’s generative novel [The Time Machine (1895)].”
“Hours of film and voice recordings, much of it mould-damaged, believed to cover most of the [Slánský Trial] were found stashed in metal and wooden boxes – along with millions of classified Czechoslovak Communist party documents – in the basement of a bankrupt former metal research business in Panenské Břežany, near Prague.”
In his first novel to be translated into English, Dath uses gender and evolution as underpinning motivations, with some interesting results.
The spirit of Coco Schumann, who never gave up nor lost his sense of humor despite his experiences, was honored in a manner that he would have enjoyed.
We are pleased to share with you our 2018-2019 catalog, downloadable or viewable online here. Cover art: László Fehér (b. 1953), Balcony, 1988. Oil on fiberboard, 250 x 220 cm, Municipal… Read more DoppelHouse Press releases new catalog →
Manuscripts, the quarterly journal of The Manuscript Society, writes that this book “fascinates as a case study of a man driven by a lifelong compulsion, a psychological need, to combat oppression…a moving portrait of a compelling figure in a field rarely occupied by noble persons struggling to combat evil and right wrongs.”
We must thank journalist and curator David Růžička for mounting and touring the traveling exhibition of Adolf Loos—A Private Portrait with photos by Claire Beck Loos and of the Beck family.
An interesting view into the field of investigative journalism as we follow the author’s steps to find more information at the Archives de la Préfecture de Police de Paris [which] exposes the reluctance of the French police to come to terms with its own past.
“Heda’s torturous path through some of the 20th century’s greatest calamities is rendered with deep wisdom and a poetic eye for detail. Her misfortunes, and her perseverance through them, make Hitler,… Read more “Hitler, Stalin and I” receives a starred review from Shelf Awareness →
The notion that existence is ephemeral, flickering like a light bulb about to burn out, permeates the idea of contemporary culture that the author articulates throughout the novel. Its reach… Read more “The Consequences” reviewed by Artillery →
This compelling personal and insightful tale of survival brings to light another brilliant and selfless Terezín artist. It is storytelling from the inside by a music-maker who rediscovered the humanizing power of jazz and swing at a time when it was needed most.
Unusually interesting amidst the plethora of self-serving musician autobiographies. Schumann has a better story to tell … survival under the hardest conditions, the value of well-placed friends and the vagaries of fortune as well as the impulse to create.
Don’t miss Pamela Joseph at Explore Booksellers in Aspen on March 9 from 5:30–6:30pm — “aprés ski”. “Of all the many books that have been published about Iran, none so… Read more Artist Pamela Joseph at Explore Booksellers →
“The Consequences is in part about and part of the art world’s commodification of resistance. But it is also about the relationship of an artist to their art, and of the struggles of artists to represent what is absent. […] That The Consequences is populated by many well known artists and illuminated by the description of their artworks is a beautiful treat for the part of the reader that loves learning about art history.”
“It is hard to imagine a reader who would not be inspired by the momentous life of Heda Margolius depicted in Hitler, Stalin and I. [… The book] is at once a harrowing… Read more New York Journal of Books praises “Hitler, Stalin and I” →
In new review, Publishers Weekly commends Ivo de Figueiredo’s forthcoming memoir A Stranger at My Table: “Figueiredo’s touching, contemplative chronicle of loss and self-discovery documents his Norwegian childhood, adult reconciliation with… Read more Publishers Weekly gives early praise for A Stranger at My Table →
In a new article for The Believer, writer Rayyan Al-Shawaf discusses two books that explore the predicament of the Palestinian writer caught between “Israel’s matrix of repression” as well as… Read more The Believer examines a Palestinian writer’s dilemma in A Rebel in Gaza →