Pushkin Press was founded in 1997, and publishes novels, essays, memoirs, children’s books—everything from timeless classics to the urgent and contemporary.
Our books represent exciting, high-quality writing from around the world: we publish some of the twentieth century’s most widely acclaimed, brilliant authors such as Stefan Zweig, Marcel Aymé, Antal Szerb, Paul Morand and Yasushi Inoue, as well as compelling and award-winning contemporary writers, including Andrés Neuman, Edith Pearlman and Ryu Murakami.
Pushkin Press publishes the world’s best stories, to be read and read again.
Adam Freudenheim Publisher & Managing Director
Adam has worked in publishing since 1998 and was Publisher of Penguin Classics, Modern Classics and Reference from 2004 to 2012. He is perhaps best known for helping to rediscover the work of the German writer Hans Fallada, with the first English-language publication of Alone in Berlin. Born in Baltimore, Adam lived near Düsseldorf and in Berlin for nearly three years and came to the UK in 1997. Adam brings his passion for international literature and exquisitely designed books to Pushkin.
Gesche Ipsen commissioning And managing editor
Raised in Italy, Germany and the UK, Gesche was Editorial Assistant at Penguin (Viking) before joining Pushkin Press as Editor in 2012. She holds a BA in English and a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCL, and has been in love with all things literary ever since her mother read her bedtime stories.
Daniel Seton commissioning editor
Born in London, Daniel Seton studied French and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. He worked in Paris and Brussels, before starting out in publishing in 2008 and moving to Pushkin Press in 2010. He thinks it’s slightly too good to be true that he gets paid to read books.
Julia Nicholson AssistanT Editor
Julia studied Russian and Ukrainian at the University of Cambridge, where her particular focus was the translation of poetry. She lived for a year in Russia, working at the Kremlin Museums in Moscow and the Hermitage Centre in Kazan, Tatarstan. She loves finding out about forgotten or neglected great writers.
Tabitha graduated from the University of Manchester with a BA in English Literature and Language in 2000. Since then she has worked as a publicist in-house for a range of companies including A&C Black and Thames & Hudson and was most recently Head of Press at W.W. Norton’s UK branch. She is passionate about working with brilliant authors, finding out what makes them tick and thinking of new and exciting ways to promote their work.
Brittney Inman CantyPublicist (USA and Canada)
Born and raised in the American South, Brittney studied Journalism and Spanish at the University of Georgia. She moved to New York City to explore her literary passions, earning an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and beginning a career in book publishing at Little, Brown. After gaining experience in digital marketing at Open Road Media, she joined Pushkin Press in 2013 and continues to pursue her love for advocating great authors and books. She lives in Brooklyn.
Elena LappinEditor of ONE, an imprint of Pushkin Press
Elena Lappin is a writer, editor, and literary scout. Born in Moscow, she has lived in the Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Canada, the United States, and England. As an editor of British and international fiction and non-fiction, she has worked closely with many leading contemporary writers. She is also the author of Foreign Brides and The Nose, has contributed to Granta, the Guardian, Die Zeit and The New York Times Book Review, and was editor of Jewish Quarterly magazine. Her memoir What Language Do I Dream In? will be published by Virago in June 2016.
Natalie RammPart-time Head of Marketing
Natalie is a freelance copywriter and marketing specialist. She has spent the past eleven years working in marketing, most of them at Penguin Press. Before that she worked in advertising, but she found it really hard to believe in things like shampoo, so she decided to work with books instead. Since going freelance, she has been writing copy and creating marketing campaigns for a variety of publishers, big and small. Her passion for translated fiction goes back to her university days, where she studied Spanish and Italian at Cambridge, and spent a life-affirming year living in Buenos Aires.
Jen ActonWEB Editor
Since her teenage years bookselling in her local branch of Waterstones, Jen has been passionate about making those unique connections between author and reader. She studied English Literature at the University of Sheffield and has since honed her digital skills at an array of companies including Penguin Press and National Book Tokens. She is a great believer in the importance of reading narratives from around the world, particularly those which stay with you long after the final page has been turned.
Mollie StewartPublishing Assistant
Since exposing herself to classics like Little Women and My Family and Other Animals from an early age, Mollie has always had a love for literature. Born in Wales she graduated with a BA in Ancient History from the University of Manchester in 2014, studying a wide range of ancient literature. This is her first role in publishing after completing a Masters in Journalism. Having moved around a lot as a child she has always been interested in reading a wide range of books from different cultures.