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About Heather Hart
Heather Hart was initiated into the wonderful world of libraries when she spent a semester in college cataloging books for the University of Iowa library. Since then, she has worked at the University of Iowa Press, Cornell University Press, The Association of American University Presses, Penguin, and now Consortium Book Sales & Distribution.

Consortium is home to over 100 independent publishers who publish a wide variety of award-winning books. Consortium is a member of ALTAFF, ERT and AAP, and participates regularly on their associated panels at library conferences.

Heather has an overflowing collection of beloved fiction and art books, which she continues to pack up and move from apartment to apartment, despite the admonishments of her chiropractor. She’s very grateful for her local library branch, which helps curb her book-hoarding addiction, while introducing her to intriguing new books and writers.

Recent posts:

Come See Us in Orlando!

Consortium will be at Annual next week, and we’d love to see you! We’ll be at booth 2227. As usual, we’ll have author signings, book and galley giveaways, candy, and lots of swag! Publishers in Our Aisle Central Recovery Press, … Continue reading

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PDN Photo Annual Selects Collections from Kehrer Verlag and Daylight Books!

Five Kehrer Verlag photo collections are winners in the Photo District News 2016 Photo Annual! Dima Gavrysh’s Inshallah was selected because it “explores the Soviet and American occupations of Afghanistan and draws on Gavrysh’s childhood fantasies that romanticized the military and … Continue reading

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Signs Preceding the End of the World Wins Three Percent’s Best Translated Fiction Book Award!

Three Percent has recognized author Yuri Herrera and translator Lisa Dillman for their tremendous work producing Signs Preceding the End of the World with And Other Stories! The novel swept the fiction category to take the 2016 Best Translated Book … Continue reading

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Four Consortium Titles Nominated for Eisner Awards!

Several of our publishers’ titles and authors have been nominated for the 2016 Eisner Awards, considered the “Oscars” of the comic book industry. Written and Drawn by Henrietta, created by Liniers and published by TOON Books, is competing in the … Continue reading

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Two Theatre Communications Group Plays are Pulitzer Prize Finalists!

We are excited to announce that The Humans by Stephen Karam has been named a 2016 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama! The Theatre Communications Group play has been a rousing success since it opened on Broadway at the … Continue reading

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The Story of My Teeth Wins a Los Angeles Times Book Prize!

The 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction goes to The Story of My Teeth by Valeria Luiselli! The Los Angeles Times Jacket Copy section reported the news on April 9. The prize honors literary excellence and celebrates the … Continue reading

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Two Alice James Books Reviewed in Library Journal!

Two titles from independent poetry publisher Alice James Books were reviewed in the April 1 issue of Library Journal! Play Dead, a brand new collection of poems by francine j harris, was called “raw and punchy as a street fight.” The collection deals unflinchingly with … Continue reading

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Longlist Picks are in for the Three Percent Best Translated Book Award!

Three Percent, the translated literature-focused blog of the University of Rochester, released its longlists for the 2016 Best Translated Book Awards on March 29! The competition seeks to determine the most impressive book translated in the previous year. More than … Continue reading

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Tram 83 Wins Etisalat’s African Literature Prize!

At last! We’ve been biting our nails for the past three months, and Tram 83 was finally named the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature on March 19! Tram 83 is the first book not originally written in … Continue reading

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Kirkus Reviews Profiles Author of The Cosmopolitans

Kirkus Reviews ran a feature story on The Cosmopolitans author Sarah Schulman on March 17. The interview discussed the characters in her newest novel, published by The Feminist Press at CUNY, and the “queer content” in her writing that makes … Continue reading

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