Thank You from Team World Editions

As 2019 draws to a close, we at World Editions are reflecting on the support we have received from so many of you this year. While compiling our Thank You note list, we realized that there are hundreds of people who have helped us spread the word about our books. From the teams at our fabulous distributors, to the many reviewers who have dedicated their time, to the wonderful Indie bookstores who have taken a chance on our books and hosted our authors. We are a small publishing house, yet there are so many of you who have made space in your busy schedules to offer us support. Please know that your generosity—with your time, attention, consideration—is appreciated as the gift it is.


Team World Editions thanks:

First and foremost, Vera Michalski and Guillaume Dervieux of Libella group for their confidence and support

  • Our many talented authors for placing their trust in us
  • Our translators who make the work of our authors accessible to the Anglophone world
  • The cultural institutions whose financial support has made all the difference
  • The dedicated independent bookstores and hardworking librarians who have hosted our authors and placed our books into the hands of readers
  • Our readers who have chosen a World Editions book over thousands of others
  • The literary translation community and like-minded publishers who lift us up with them
  • Reviewers and bloggers who have dedicated their time and space to our books
  • Our distributors around the world and teams of committed sales reps
  • The literary festivals and industry organizations whose attention we treasure


Below is our attempt to name everyone:

Sisonke Msimang
Jaap Robben
Esther Gerritsen
Saskia de Coster
Christine Otten
Annelies Verbeke
Tom Lanoye
Kristien Hemmerechts
Benoîte Groult
Anne-Gine Goemans
Pierre Jarawan
Paolo Maurensig
Renate Dorrestein
Marente de Moor
Jan Vantoortelboom
Bert Wagendorp
Charles den Tex
Bram Dehouck
Linda Boström Knausgård
Gary Barker
Johannes Anyuru
Rodaan Al Galidi
Adeline Dieudonné
Frédéric Beigbeder
Maryse Condé
Amin Maalouf
Anna Janko
Håkan Nesser
Pilar Quintana
Mia Couto
Tatiana de Rosnay
Héctor Abad
Lisa Dillman
Rachel Willson-Broyles
Martin Aitken
Frank Wynne
Philip Boehm
Richard Philcox
Saskia Vogel
Michele Hutchison
Paul Vincent
Rosalind Harvey
Anne McLean
Jonathan Reeder
Roland Glasser
Anne Milano Appel
Sinéad Crowe
Rachel McNicholl
Nancy Forest-Flier
Vivien D. Glass
Hester Velmans
David Doherty
Liz Waters
Mo Teitelbaum
David Brookshaw
Institut Français
Dutch Foundation of Literature (Letterenfonds)
Flanders Literature
Goethe Institute
Festival Neue Literatur
Pro Helvetia
Swedish Arts Council (Kulturrådet)
The Polish Book Institute (Instytut Ksiazki)
Literally Swiss/Pro Helvetia
Rosie Goldsmith, European Literature Network
National Center du Livre
Flanders House USA
Dutch Culture in the USA
The Book Cellar Chicago
Politiken Denmark
Blue Fountain Inc. China
Homer Books Turkey
Sunriver Books Oregon
Virgin Megastore Middle East
Buchhaus Switzerland
Book Bungalow Utah
Bookworks Albuquerque
Saraiva Brazil
Tattered Cover
Community Bookstore
Book Culture on Columbus
Pages Bookshop
Malvern Books
Left Bank Books
Country Bookshelf
Books Inc.
Porter Square Books
McNally Jackson
Politics & Prose
Solid State Bookstore
Books & Books
Queen Anne Book Co
Words Without Borders
Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly
Complete Review
Kim Dionne
The New Yorker
Vanity Fair
Paris Review
The Literary Journal
Shelf Awareness
LA Review of Books
Harpers Magazine
Financial Times
Daily Mail
Irish Times
Brooklyn Book Festival
Boston Book Festival
Vancouver Writers Festival
Calgary Word Fest
Virginia Festival of the Book
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Hay Festival
London Literary Festival
British Library
American Booksellers Association
Turnaround Publisher Services
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Ingram International
NewSouth Books Australia
Publishers Group Canada
Adam Dalva
Jessie Chaffee
Portia Turner
Erin Kottke, Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Chelsea Debret, Tattered Cover
Julia Forster
Jo McCrum
Roland Gulliver
Sarah Timmer Harvey, Asymptote
Nat Jansz
David Lea
Lisa Grgas, Literary Review
Mark McCrum
Chad Post, Open Letter Press
Megan Farr
Scott Belluz
Anouk Van Rossum
Hayden Bergman, The Literary Journal
Paul Gusmorino
Maggie Gee
Hannah Turner
Bethany Pullen
Shimanto Robin Reza
Hans Weyandt, Milkweed
Benedetta Centovalli
Ellen van den Berg
Rebecca George, Volumes Books
Jeremy Tiang, Cedilla & Co
Alex Zucker, Cedilla & Co
Jewel Benton
Keaton Patterson, Brazos Bookstore
Bonnie Monnier
Justin Souther, Malaprop’s Bookstore
Tildy Banker-Johnson, Belmont Books
Katelynne Shimkus
Samantha Miller, Carmichael’s Bookstore
Helen Zuckerman, Community Bookstore
Susan Schlesinger, Books on the Square
Alex Bell, Northshire Bookstore
Anthony Blake, Open Letter Press
Gretchen Horn, Malaprop’s Bookstore
John Toews, McNally Robinson
Lea Bickerton, Tiny Bookstore
Bob Lingle, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
Jess, Enchanted Fandom
Kelly, Riverstone Bookstore
Brad Johnson
Laura Taylor, Oxford Exchange
Sam Kaas, Third Place Books
Robert McDonald, The Book Stall
Gillian Kohli, Wellesley Books
Jason Jefferies, Quailridge Books
Karen Robinson
Dana, Trident Book Cafe
Jeremy Ellis
Janet Thompson, Lark and Owl
Ariana Paliobagis, Country Book Shelf
Tucker Stone, Ingram
Kyle Hall, Interabang Books
Suzanne Droppert, Liberty Bay Books
Shane Mullen
Renee, Old Firehouse Books
Stephanie Schindhelm, Boulder Bookstore
Amanda Kranias, Blue Manatee
Karen Brissette, Shakespeare & Co
Clancey D’Isa, 57th Street Books
Kaitlyn Foster
Steve, Scuppernong Books
Gina Verdi, Astoria Bookshop
Cliff, Left Bank Books
Ilonka Reijntjens
Samantha Schoech, Program Director, Independent Bookstore Day
Lady Smith, The Snail on the Wall
Angel Schroeder, Sunrise Bookshop
Francis Broekhuijsen
Beth Johnson, Boekhandel Van Rossum
Marius Versteegen
Valentina Lini, Balena Gobba Edizioni
Michel Behre, Crossing Border Festival
Jake Cumsky-Whitlock, Solid State Books
Nadine Melahn, CoffeeTree Books
Criminal Element
The Nerdy Girl Express
A Paper Arrow
Bookroom Reviews
Dolce Bellezza
The Badass Writer
A Bookish Affair
Katherine Krige


From all of us, thank you and happy holidays!