Pushkin Press was founded in 1997, and publishes novels, essays, memoirs, children’s books—everything from timeless classics to the urgent and contemporary. Our books represent exciting, high-quality writing from around the world: we publish some of the twentieth century’s most widely acclaimed, brilliant authors such as Stefan Zweig, Marcel Aymé, Teffi, Antal Szerb, Gaito Gazdanov and Yasushi Inoue, as well as compelling and award-winning contemporary writers, including Andrés Neuman, Edith Pearlman, Eka Kurniawan and Ayelet Gundar-Goshen. Pushkin Press publishes the world’s best stories, to be read and read again.
Adam has worked in publishing since 1998 and was Publisher of Penguin Classics, Modern Classics and Reference from 2004 to 2012. He is perhaps best known for helping to rediscover the work of the German writer Hans Fallada, with the first English-language publication of Alone in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, Adam lived near Düsseldorf and in Berlin for nearly three years and came to the UK in 1997. Adam brings his passion for international literature and exquisitely designed books to Pushkin.
Laura joined Pushkin Press in 2016 and acquires fiction and non-fiction across the Pushkin lists. She loves the thrill of discovering exciting new voices as well as lost classics by talented authors from around the world. Before joining Pushkin Press, Laura worked as a bookseller for many years, and at Hodder & Stoughton. She established Daunt Books Publishing in 2010, and published authors including Laura van den Berg, Mahesh Rao, Leonard Michaels and Madeleine Bourdouxhe.
Born in London, Daniel Seton studied French and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He worked in Paris and Brussels, before starting out in publishing in 2008 and moving to Pushkin Press in 2010. He thinks it’s slightly too good to be true that he gets paid to read books.
Julia studied Russian and Ukrainian at the University of Cambridge, where her particular focus was the translation of poetry. She lived for a year in Russia, working at the Kremlin Museums in Moscow and the Hermitage Centre in Kazan, Tatarstan. She loves finding out about forgotten or neglected great writers.
Tabitha graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in English Literature and Language in 2000. Since then she has worked as a publicist in-house for a range of companies including A&C Black and Thames & Hudson and was most recently Head of Press at W.W. Norton's UK branch. She is passionate about working with brilliant authors, finding out what makes them tick and thinking of new and exciting ways to promote their work.
India studied Archaeology at Durham University. She loves to travel by book or by passport and her interest in design has led to a career in book production. She joined Pushkin Press in 2016.
Elena Lappin is a writer, editor, and literary scout. Born in Moscow, she has lived in the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Canada, the United States, and England. As an editor of British and international fiction and non-fiction, she has worked closely with many leading contemporary writers. She is also the author of Foreign Brides and The Nose, has contributed to Granta, the Guardian, Die Zeit and The New York Times Book Review, and was editor of Jewish Quarterly magazine. Her memoir What Language Do I Dream In? was published by Virago in June 2016.
Sarah has worked in publishing since 1988 and most of that time in the world of books for young readers. As an editor she looks for great characters in wonderful plot driven stories. She reads widely and enjoys everything from baby board books to teen historical fiction and adult crime novels. She likes to travel and has for the last decade had a particular interest in visiting Brazil, particularly the North East of the country. Sarah is the founder of the online magazine www.thereadquarterly.com which celebrates the world of literature for young readers.
Natalie is a freelance copywriter and marketing specialist. She has spent the past eleven years working in marketing, most of them at Penguin Press. Before that she worked in advertising, but she found it really hard to believe in things like shampoo, so she decided to work with books instead. Since going freelance, she has been writing copy and creating marketing campaigns for a variety of publishers, big and small. Her passion for translated fiction goes back to her university days, where she studied Spanish and Italian at Cambridge, and spent a life-affirming year living in Buenos Aires.
Since her teenage years bookselling in her local branch of Waterstones, Jen has been passionate about making those unique connections between author and reader. She studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and has since honed her digital skills at an array of companies including Penguin Press and National Book Tokens. She is a great believer in the importance of reading narratives from around the world, particularly those which stay with you long after the final page has been turned.
Since exposing herself to classics like Little Women and My Family and Other Animals from an early age, Mollie has always had a love for literature. Born in Wales, she graduated with a BA in Ancient History from the University of Manchester in 2014, studying a wide range of ancient literature. This is her first role in publishing after completing a Masters in Journalism. Having moved around a lot as a child she has always been interested in reading a wide range of books from different cultures.