It is time for the 2016 Les Figues Read-a-thon!
This summer, we invite all Les Figues lovers to join in the 2016 Les Figues Read-a-thon. Participants read books, blog about their reading, and help Les Figues by asking friends and family to donate to Les Figues in support of their reading. All donations will help Les Figues Press make more books. As a nonprofit literary press, Les Figues is dedicated to publishing innovative books of poetry, prose, and translation, focusing especially on hybrid works that don’t easily fit into conventional genres.
Reading participants can win prizes (i.e. free books and more!), and all readers and donors receive a code for 40% off all Les Figues books through August (note: books ordered in July won’t be shipped until August)
This year’s donations will help us raise money toward printing costs for forthcoming titles, including:
- Enfermario, Gabriela Torres Olivares, trans. by Jennifer Donovan
- Irradiated Cities, Mariko Nagai
- The Getty Fiend, Ken White
- Tela de Savoya, Myriam Moscona, trans. by Jen Hofer
These titles will join our current list of thought-provoking and experimental works of literature. In the past year alone, this list includes: Antígona González (Sara Uribe, trans. John Pluecker), The Book of Feral Flora (Amanda Ackerman), Some Versions of the Ice (Adam Tipps Weinstein), 100 Chinese Silences (Timothy Yu), Trenchart Monographs: hurry up please its time (Teresa Carmody and Vanessa Place, eds.) and Conceptualism and Other Fictions (Eduardo Costa, ed. Patrick Greaney).
And this fall, we’re releasing 2×6, a multi-author/multi-lingual text which blurs the space between writing, translating, and programming (Nick Montfort, Serge Bouchardon, Andrew Campana, Natalia Fedorova, Carlos León, Aleksandra Małecka, and Piotr Marecki).
But we can’t do it alone! And we thank you—readers, donors, cheerers, furry snugglers—for your ongoing support.
-Les Figues Press