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The New Press

The New Press is a nonprofit, public-interest book publisher dedicated to promoting and enriching public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy and to a more equitable world. These books are made possible by the enthusiasm of New Press readers, the support of a committed group of donors—large and small, the collaboration of many partners in the independent media and the nonprofit sector, booksellers—who often hand-sell New Press books, librarians, and above all by the Press's authors. New Press founding director André Schiffrin (1935-2013) and Studs Terkel had a unique and long-standing relationship. André first published Studs at Pantheon Books and Studs loyally followed André to The New Press. André was Studs’ only publisher. The New Press is honored to be the publisher of nearly twenty books by this American treasure. Since 2009, through the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize, The New Press has been proud to support a new generation of authors writing about the lives of everyday Americans in Studs’s great tradition.

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