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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. 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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27. 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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28. 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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29. TRUE GRIT, YA and Young Heroines in Literature

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30. Give Thanks for Good (New) Books!

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31. 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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32. 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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33. GIVEAWAY: THE LABYRINTH OF DREAMING BOOKS

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34. 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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35. 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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36. Hurricane Sandy Update

As all of us at Overlook recover from this week's events, our thoughts go out to the families and individuals throughout the country who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. We hope that everyone remains safe in the days and weeks to come. With power outages persisting throughout lower Manhattan, Overlook will remain closed until electricity is restored to our SoHo office. Although our network

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37. THE ISLAND OF SECOND SIGHT: New York Times Review + Translator Interview

Albert Vigoleis Thelen's The Island of Second Sight received a glowing review in last weekend's New York Times Sunday Book Review. Today, translator Donald White joins us on the blog for an interview to discuss the first English edition what Thomas Mann famously called "one of the greatest books of the twentieth century." How did you first come across A.V. Thelen’s Die Insel des zweiten

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38. Overlook Totes Are In!

The Brooklyn Book Fest came and went and all of us at The Overlook Press had an amazing time. We showed off some of our wonderful authors, interacted with tons of crazed book fans, and gave away plenty of tote bags branded with our mascot, the winged elephant. Yes, these totes were all the rage, but luckily, we have some left in case you missed out. These little black bags are the perfect size

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39. Fall Paperbacks from Overlook

<!--StartFragment--> Autumn is slowly creeping into the atmosphere with its dropping temperatures and beautifully changing leaves, and Overlook has brand new paperbacks to enjoy while you're wrapped up in a sweater enjoying a mug of hot cocoa. From crime thrillers and totalitarian art to celebrity stories and a history of magic, this list will surely provide  something for every book lover.

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40. Recipes and a Giveaway from HELEN NASH'S NEW KOSHER CUISINE

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41. Dispatch from a Summer Intern

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42. EPIC WIN in Paperback; Coming Soon: HACKING THE FUTURE

September is a busy month for Cole Stryker, the Web's resident authority on all things anonymous. This week brings the paperback release of Stryker's 2011 debut, Epic Win for Anonymous, the first book to tell the full story of 4chan and the rogue antisecurity groups currently changing the world, and on September 13th Overlook will be releasing Cole's highly-anticipated follow up Hacking the

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43. Publishers Weekly Interviews Andrew Rosenheim on FEAR ITSELF

Last week Andrew Rosenheim's new WWII political thriller FEAR ITSELF received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who called it a "top-notch historical thriller" and an "intelligent page-turner." This week PW sat down with Rosenheim to talk about the background behind the book and to discuss the real life American history that inspired the story. While America Slept: PW Talks with Andrew

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44. Q & A with DAVE ZELTSERMAN

Dave Zeltserman, author of the newly published Monster: A Novel of Frankenstein, as well as A Killer's Essence and The Caretaker of Lorne Field, talks to The Winged Elephant: What originally drew you to the Frankenstein story? When I was a kid I grew up thinking that the Frankenstein novel was the same as the Boris Karloff movie. When I was in high school I heard that the novel is very

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45. P.G. Wodehouse Returns with a Giveaway!

Here at Overlook, we're delighted to be adding another three volumes to our already voluminous Collector's Wodehouse series. If you're an anglophile or just a lover of good literature, these three books are sure to charm, thanks to P.G. Wodehouse's witty prose and hilariously complex plots. Wodehouse is the master of social hijinks and comedy and has the remarkable ability to bring his socialite

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46. New Additions to the Ardis List

Overlook is proud to announce the release of Manuscripts Don’t Burn and Theater as Life, two extraordinary new titles from Ardis, the premier source for Russian literature in translation. For theater enthusiasts, those with an abiding interest in Russian history and culture, or simply anyone looking for an enriching end-of-summer book, Manuscripts Don’t Burn and Theater as Life are

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47. WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSTORES

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48. BEFORE GALILEO: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

From John Freely, physicist, historian, and author of Aladdin’s Lamp, The Grand Turk, and The Lost Messiah comes Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe, a new book illuminating the history of science during the Dark Ages on sale this week! According to many popular narratives of scientific history, modern science began with the heroic efforts of Galileo to gain

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49. A Tribute to Mary Shelley on Her Birthday

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50. Out Today in Paperback: Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s THE MODERN GUIDE TO JUDAISM

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