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The Overlook Press is an independent general-interest publisher, founded in 1971 (and will be celebrating their 35th anniversary in 2006). The Overlook Press publishes nearly 100 new books per year, evenly divided between hardcovers and trade paperbacks.
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26. Interview: Barbara Mujica, author of I AM VENUS

Barbara Mujica, author of the acclaimed historical novels frida and Sister Teresa turns her eye to 17th-century Spain and the court of King Phillip IV in her latest book, I Am Venus, published earlier this month by Overlook. Chronicling the scandalous affair between the great Baroque Spanish painter Diego Velázquez and the young model who became his Venus, Barbara Mujica vividly reimagines the

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27. Overlook Has “Reasons to be Happy” — Rave Reviews for Neil LaBute's New Play!

Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Happy, the companion piece to his critically acclaimed, 2009-Tony nominated reasons to be pretty, which Overlook published earlier this month, premiered this week to rave reviews at New York’s Lucille Lortel Theatre. Ben Brantley of The New York Times hailed it as “what may be the most winning romantic comedy of the summer” and Variety praised LaBute’s “astonishing

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28. Get SCREWED This Week! Eoin Colfer's New Crime Thriller on Sale May 2

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29. EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Editorial & Marketing Assistant Molly O'Laughlin

Welcome back to the Overlook Press Employee Spotlight Series! Looking for some insight into how the publishing process works? You've come to the right place. Over the last year and a half we've introduced designers, contract managers, editors, sales staff, and publicists, all in the hopes of better acquainting blog readers with our team, as well as educating fans about the methods behind our

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30. April Showers Paperback Roundup

They say that April showers bring May flowers, but that doesn’t do much to distract from the rainy woes of spring. With every week bringing at least a couple days of rain, it seems we are doomed to spend a fair portion of these April days indoors. But your time nesting inside doesn’t have to be wasted perched on your windowsill, sighing over the cloudy skies. At Overlook, we have a little trick

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31. A New Anthology of Russia's Greatest Gothic Writers

Muireann Maguire's Red Spectres: Russian Gothic Tales from the Twentieth Century, a new collection of supernatural fiction featuring eleven short stories from both classic and lesser known Russian writers, is out later this week. Featuring nine pieces never before translated into English, the anthology combines many of the best-loved aspects of the traditional ghost story with the full Gothic

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33. Available Now: THE SECRET LIVES OF SPORTS FANS by Eric Simons

What happens in your brain when you watch sports? Why do so many people return to something that so often leaves them heartbroken, angry, and even violent? The Secret Lives of Sports Fans by Eric Simons, out this month from Overlook, turns to neuroscience, psychology, endocrinology, evolutionary biology — and one sensitive man in an Oakland Raiders gorilla suit — in a search for the roots of a

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34. Read Swords and Sandals: Overlook’s New Home for Storming Roman Epics + Giveaway

Overlook announced today the official launch of www.ReadSwordsAndSandals.com, a new online destination for our growing list of historical fiction set during the Ancient Roman era. Created in collaboration with Sonnet Media, the website will showcase our signature collection of epic Roman fiction from authors including Harry Sidebottom, Simon Scarrow, and Paul Waters. Scheduled to

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35. Get Your Fashion Fix at Overlook Press

<!--StartFragment--> Marc Jacobs Show 1.14.13 photo credit: Kathy Willens/AP On the heels of New York City Fashion Week, you may be feeling the void that often follows once the glut of theatrical runway shows, six-inch-heeled models, and designers--both new and namesake--have disappeared from the streets of Lincoln Center. We know that sometimes nothing could be worse than the need for a

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36. Forever Valentines: Zelda and Scott

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37. ALA and Award Winners

Pike Place welcomes the librarians The last weekend in January offered a few cold and rainy days in Seattle—doesn’t it always?—but we Overlookers didn’t mind as we fled New York City’s plummeting temps and sidewalk snow for balmier weather in order to attend the American Library Association’s annual midwinter conference. We were thrilled to represent our hottest titles of the season and

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38. The Best of the Beasts

It has now been over a year since the passing of beloved artist Ronald Searle, whose playful caricatures have delighted both children and adults alike. Now, The Overlook Press is happy to release Beast Friends Forever, another of Robert Forbes' charming collections of animal-related poetry, complete with 33 never before published illustrations by Searle. Searle's colorful and lively drawings

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39. Overlook Press Publisher on THE KASHMIR SHAWL

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40. A New Year, a New Paperback Roundup

With the holiday season in the not-so-distant past and the new year just beginning, there is no better time to consider a fresh start. Whether it's a New Year's resolution to smile more often or spend more time with the family, this is the perfect chance to make those modifications that you've been contemplating doing since last New Years. And just in case you've resolved to alter your reading

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41. Hitchcock Has Arrived

<!--StartFragment--> Last month, director Sacha Gervasi’s highly anticipated Hitchcock was finally released in theaters. Set in 1959, the film follows the famous moviemaker Alfred Hitchcock as he stubbornly pursues a project that no one else believes in, Psycho. In a powerful performance by Anthony Hopkins, Alfred Hitchcock’s personality and love of mystery is captured on screen once again.

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42. GIFT GUIDE GIVEAWAY: For the uncle who collects retro horror flicks, reads all the classics on his kindle, and adores his Doberman mix pup

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43. 2012 Overlook Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome back, book lovers. It's that time of year again. No, we're not talking about "Alfred Nobel Day" (which is a real thing that we didn't make up. According to Wikipedia, it's observed every year on December 10th). Today brings us the first installment of the annual Overlook holiday book giveaway. If you missed out on last year's opportunity to win copies of some of our favorite 2011 Overlook

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44. GIVEAWAY: THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMING BOOKS

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45. Give Thanks for Good (New) Books!

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46. EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Editor Mark Krotov

If you're reading this little publishing blog, chances are you're already a lover of literature. But as a devotee of the printed word, do you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at an independent book publishing company? How a jacket gets designed or how a manuscript becomes a book? For curious minds, there's no better way to learn the nuts and bolts of the book business than to meet the

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47. Adele Really IS Someone Like You

ADELE: The Biography, a new book documenting the incredible story behind the Grammy-winning soul singer's meteoric rise to fame hit shelves last week. In the book, celebrity biographer Chas Newkey-Burden traces her story from her childhood in London, where she began singing at the age of four, through the breathtaking success of her first two albums, to the next stage of her life as a mother.

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48. A Forgotten Treasure Returns to Print

All true book lovers have that one favorite novel from way back when that has long since lingered out of print. You know, that single gem-of-a-book that has always been a favorite, yet remains relatively unheard of. According to Phillip Pullman, the award-winning author of the celebrated children’s fantasy novel The Golden Compass, MacDonald Harris’s The Balloonist is one such read. First

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49. Presidential Elections from 1940 to 2012

It's Election Day! Have you performed your civic duty? If you're still undecided, you can visit HuffPost Books for a look at how some of history's most notable authors might have voted if they were alive in 2012. Need a break from the news cycle? Check out NPR's list of "6 Book Stories That'll Cast The Election in New Light." During the current election season, we've been turning the clock back

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50. TRUE GRIT, YA and Young Heroines in Literature

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