About Les Figues

Les Figues Press is a nonprofit literary organization based in Los Angeles. In November 2017, the press joined Los Angeles Review of Books as an imprint of LARB Books. Our mission is to create aesthetic conversations between readers, writers, and artists in Los Angeles and around the globe.

Les Figues publishes four books a year and favors works that challenge dominant publishing paradigms, including award-winning works of poetry, prose, visual art, conceptual writing, and translation. We circulate writing that imagines new artistic practices, establishes new theories of literature, and questions the avant-garde alongside the status quo. We also curate and host literary events, including readings, conversations, performances, and art salons.

Les Figues Press embraces a feminist editorial vision and advances global feminism(s). We advance writing that provokes conversations about gender, race, class, and sexuality in relation to literary and artistic production.

Les Figues Press: Rewriting the Avant-Garde