Roger Lathbury of Orchises Press, which in the late ’90s won and then lost the rights to publish J.D. Salinger‘s last (circulated) novella, Hapworth 16, 1924, has written a fascinating, tragic piece about the experience. We may be over-empathizing a little, but this makes us wish we could have given Salinger a hug. Except he would have hated that.
In happier news, there’s this tale of small press triumph: check out the story behind how Bellevue Literary Press, which releases only eight books a year, published Paul Harding‘s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Tinkers.
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