Posts tagged “Dan Simon”
June 4, 2013
The anticipation is building for the June 25th release of Volume 3 of The Graphic Canon, the massive collection of classic and modern world literature adapted by artists and illustrators.
Want an inside look at how these brilliant artists adapted our most beloved modern classics?
Join us tomorrow, June 4th at 7:30pm at the Irish Arts Center for a panel discussion and reception to celebrate the soon-to-be-released Graphic Canon Vol 3.
June 4th, 7:30pm
Irish Arts Center
553 W 51st St New York, NY 10019
Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon and editor Veronica Liu will introduce the event and thank editor Russ Kick (unfortunately not present) for his vision.
Karen Green, graphic novel librarian at Columbia University and walking encyclopedia of graphic novels, will be moderating a panel discussion with the incredible artists Peter Kuper (adapted Franz Kafka’s ”The Top” and “Give It Up!”), Robert Berry (adapted Ulysses by James Joyce), Annie Mok (adapted ”Araby” from Dubliners by James Joyce), Lauren Weinstein (adapted ”The Dreaming of the Bones” by W.B.
May 28, 2013
Wise words from Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon:
The most important person I know is Ralph Nader because he always makes a lot of sense. Ralph is one of the very few living Americans who has saved countless lives, done so again and again. Seatbelts. The whole idea of consumer protection. Ralph reminds us that we can make real change, and shows us how. Today we release his new book, Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns. In the tradition of I.F. Stone, Ralph Nader has taken up and transformed what used to be called the newspaper column (but today since most newspaper columns aren’t read in newspapers we had to drop the n-word) into a weekly literary and political call to action. The book is big and bold, full of great ideas and, like its author, funny, honest, and brash all at once.
January 10, 2013
An evening of literary celebration with author Beverly Gologorsky and publisher Daniel Simon
Friday, January 10th @ 7pm
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10013
Beverly Gologorsky, author of Stop Here, will be reading with Seven Stories Press publisher and editor Daniel Simon, at KGB Bar on Friday, January 10 at 7pm.
Stop Here (Seven Stories Press, November 19) is Beverly Gologorsky’s long-awaited second novel that, like her first acclaimed The Things We Do to Make it Home, explores the lives of working-class women and their families through the lens of war, destruction, loss, and economic struggle. Told with honest and vivid language, Gologorsky weaves each story together to form a complete picture of the tragedies and triumphs of four friends and coworkers on the home front in Long Island of a seemingly endless war abroad.
Join Beverly Gologorsky and Daniel Simon, writer and publisher, at a reading of their most recent works of fiction.
October 29, 2012
Yesterday afternoon, with the sky darkening as Hurricane Sandy slowly approached, four authors braved the winds to help us celebrate the launch of Triangle Square, books for young readers, at Bank Street Books.
Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon kicked off the afternoon thanking the dedicated crowd of supporters and expressing his commitment to publishing challenging and imaginative books for the most important group of readers, the younger generation.
The photo shows James Lecesne, author of Trevor: A Novella, Laurie Rubin, author of Do You Dream in Color? Insights From a Girl Without Sight, Andri Magnason, author of The Story of the Blue Planet, Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon, and Rebecca Stefoff, adaptor of A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America by Ronald Takaki.
February 10, 2012
“An ambitious effort to create imaginative comics adaptations of classic literary works from the beginning of civilization to today”
November 21, 2011
“It is hard to build a career by saying or writing nice things about people. And yet, not only was Kurt beloved, he can be credited for freeing American literature from some of the stiffness and formality that had always marked it previously. He made the province of American literature much less provincial.”
March 1, 2011
The original title for Gabrielsson’s book, and the one used in France, Sweden, and Norway, where the book was released last month, is Millennium, Stieg and Me. “We considered that title,” says Seven Stories’ publicity director Ruth Weiner. “But we wanted it to reflect how much of the book is about them and their love story.” . . . As for the size of the first printing, says Seven Stories publisher Dan Simon, “We’ve done it before. But in these days it’s a lot. It’s not so different from Kurt Vonnegut’s Man Without a Country in size and intentions, a first-person nonfiction that’s not exactly a memoir. I’d be more nervous if it wasn’t such a good book. The focus is like a Greek tragedy, like the Oresteia, the laws of the state versus higher laws.”
Tags: articles, Dan Simon, eva gabrielsson, girl with the dragon tattoo, milennium trilogy, publishers weekly, ruth weiner, stieg larsson, stieg larsson fourth book, there are things i want you to know
October 15, 2010
When novelist, screenwriter, and poet Barry Gifford submitted a manuscript of 42 interlinked short stories to his longtime publisher, Dan Simon at Seven Stories, both Simon and the press’s publicist Ruth Weiner thought that their kids would enjoy it. Now Seven Stories is in the midst of readying Gifford’s Sad Stories of the Death of Kings for both children and adults. It will be the press’s first book to be released simultaneously, in paper over board for older teens and paperback original for adults, and it will feature two different pieces of cover art.
Although Gifford wrote the book for adults, he likes the idea of dual editions. “I thought, Why not? I’m happy to have this double-barreled publication,” he said. Not only was Gifford aware of Sherman Alexie’s successful transition to YA, but Simon asked him only to change one sentence. The new sentence ended up going into both editions. —From Publishers Weekly
May 21, 2010
Newly posted on ArtonAir.org, here’s Phong Bui’s 2009 interview with Seven Stories Press publisher Dan Simon, as described thus:
Phong Bui speaks with Dan Simon, the publisher of Seven Stories Press and a Rail managing and advisory board member. Simon discusses, through wanton analogies wild and exacting, the multiple trapeze acts that the publisher must perform, the need for a greater place for contemporary works in translation, the background behind Kurt Vonnegut’s remarkable meditative text A Man without a Country and other works from the tremendous output of Simon’s publishing house. Acts of political and literary bravery have defined Simon’s career, as is made plainly evident here (67 minutes).
February 11, 2010
Simon described the book [Racing While Black] as critical of NASCAR and said it examines the problems Miller faced building a stock car racing team with his father; his struggles securing corporate sponsorships despite his team’s successes and the inevitable problems dealing with bigoted fellow-drivers and fans in a traditionally all white sport.
… Simon said that the book even has “a surprise ending,” and said the book will provide a much-needed look at one of the few major American sports that seems closed to African Americans. “The Millers did a great deal for blacks in racing sports,” said Simon, “during years in which NASCAR itself wouldn’t let black drivers in and even sympathetic black executives at General Motors and other car companies who wanted to support the Miller team would have to do so clandestinely. After a few years the persistence of the Millers posed enough of a threat that you started to see black drivers integrating other teams.”
— Publishers Weekly