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Open Letter—the University of Rochester's nonprofit, literary translation press—is one of only a handful of publishing houses dedicated to increasing access to world literature for English readers. Publishing ten titles in translation each year and running an online literary website called Three Percent, Open Letter searches for works that are extraordinary and influential, works that we hope will become the classics of tomorrow.

Making world literature available in English is crucial to opening our cultural borders, and its availability plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy and vibrant book culture. Open Letter strives to cultivate an audience for these works by helping readers discover imaginative, stunning works of fiction and poetry and by creating a constellation of international writing that is engaging, stimulating, and enduring.

Jeremy's list of books he is slowly (but surely) making his way through...See more
Each and every one of us all know the struggle of buying books and not being able to read them as quickly as one may desire. We make small, curated towers of books throughout the house in the hopes that they will catch our eye and force us to sit down and give one of the sturdy (oftentimes beautiful) building blocks some undivided attention. Once you pick up a specific book, you are able to travel back in time and feel exactly how you felt on the day you purchased that particular book-- this is what happens to me, at least. Now, imagine you not only visit bookstores regularly, but are also fortunate (or cursed) to work in one. Thus, you have the reason for my addiction. This list I am providing you with is a culmination of books that have become part of the urban sprawl that is slowly growning into a city of words within my living room, bedroom, and even dining room.