Try Out Marie NDiaye!


One of the cool things about being a small press that specializes in translation is that you get the opportunity to make discoveries. The world of literary translation makes it so that even a tiny press like us can find a world-class author and turn her into one of our mainstays.

So it is with Marie NDiaye. When we first encountered her a few years ago, we were floored, and we immediately said yes to the amazing story collection All My Friends. When we later found Self-Portrait in Green, we knew that it would be a challenge to publish for a number of reasons, but we also knew that we had to find a way. It’s an utterly unclassifiable memoir that belongs on the shelf somewhere near Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, and Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red.

We like NDiaye so much that we currently have another book of hers scheduled, a really huge one that’s going to knock a lot of socks off. It’s a pretty major statement when a press that has only published 9 books to date does 3 books with the same author.

But NDiaye deserves that kind of treatment, and we all want you to know why. So, we figured this was the best time to show you. NDiaye currently has a major book coming out with Knopf: Ladivine, which in Jordan Stump’s fantastic translation is going to be a great book (Jordan also does all of our NDiayes, and we’d have it no other way).

So, up until that book’s release date—April 26, 2016—we are offering Self-Portrait in Green as an introduction to NDiaye for the astonishing price of $5.95 (+ $1.00 for shipping). There’s really no better chance to discover an author that is going to quickly become one of your favorites.

Just click the link, Paypal us a little more than what you’d spend on the morning coffee, and you’ll get an unforgettable literary delight.

But don’t take our words for it. Take the words of the CLMP, which gave the book its Firecracker award for literary nonfiction. Take the words of the TLS, which compared Self-Portrait in Green to “a Francis Bacon triptych, there is nothing fixed, comforting or coherent about the narrator’s identity or idea of herself, but the image she projects is incredibly vivid.” Take the words of Flavorwire, which named it one of 2014’s best novels.

Do not deny yourself the delight of Marie NDiaye—it’s just $5.95, and it’s waiting for you.

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