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RH relaunches Hogarth Press

The spirit of Virginia and Leonard Woolf's literary imprint the Hogarth Press will be revived on both sides of the Atlantic after Random House announced the launch of a new fiction imprint.

Hogarth will launch in summer 2012 and will focus on "contemporary, character rich" publishing. It will publish between eight and 10 books a year in the United States. The UK wing of the imprint will publish a smaller number of titles each year, with the list comprising exclusively of titles published by its US sister.

Molly Stern, senior vice-president and publisher at Crown will lead the imprint in the US. Clara Farmer, Chatto & Windus publishing director will head it up this side of the Atlantic.

Among the lead titles in both territories is I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits, originally acquired by Crown's Lindsay Sagnette from Scott Moyers of the Wylie Agency, and The Watch by Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, bought by Chatto's Hardie from Arabella Stein on behalf of Nicole Aragi. I am Forbidden is a three-generation saga set in the secretive Hasidic Satmar sect. The Watch is set in modern-day Kandahar, following an Afghan woman who is demanding the return of her brother's body from a US military base.

Farmer said: "This dynamic new venture marks the timely revival of the Hogarth name for a new generation, and for a transatlantic ­audience.

"The original Hogarth Press has been a treasured and vital part of Chatto's identity for 65 years, and its books remain distinct from the new list, which will also be housed within Chatto & Windus."

The Woolfs founded Hogarth Press in 1917 and early publications included T S Eliot's The Waste Land. It was acquired by Chatto in 1946.

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Perhaps the most landmark publication of the Hogarth Press was the monumental 24 volume Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. As far as I can tell, one can't obtain a newly printed version of these historic volumes that truly changed the way in which the world views humanity. Will the Hogarth Press resume printing these volumes?

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I seem to remember some very nice purple jacketed books released in the 1980s under this imprint in a similar exercise. That ran out of steam too. While they are on the subject, may we have Counterblasts back as well?

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Are there any plans to reissue Christopher Hitchens? To judge by the prices his books are fetching on second-hand sites, there's a commercial reason.

Perhaps the most landmark publication of the Hogarth Press was the monumental 24 volume Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud. As far as I can tell, one can't obtain a newly printed version of these historic volumes that truly changed the way in which the world views humanity. Will the Hogarth Press resume printing these volumes?

"Comprising of"? 9780141037721

I seem to remember some very nice purple jacketed books released in the 1980s under this imprint in a similar exercise. That ran out of steam too. While they are on the subject, may we have Counterblasts back as well?

hello!! Very interesting discussion glad that I came across such informative post. Keep up the good work friend. Glad to be part of your net community.

The post is very nicely written and it contains many useful facts. I am happy to find your distinguished way of writing the post. Now you make it easy for me to understand and implement. Thanks for sharing with us. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Are there any plans to reissue Christopher Hitchens? To judge by the prices his books are fetching on second-hand sites, there's a commercial reason.