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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:

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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Gelett Burgess Awards Go to Ruckus on the Ranch, Noah Chases the Wind, and Written and Drawn by Henrietta

Three of our publishers’ titles have won 2015 Gelett Burgess Awards! The awards are named after Frank Gelett Burgess, who is credited for inventing the word “blurb” in 1917 and inspiring Dr. Seuss as a child with his Goops book … Continue reading

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BEA Selects Cinco Puntos Press Novel for YA Buzz Panel

BEA is only two months away! In preparation, Publishers Weekly reported on March 2 that Book Expo America has selected Rani Patel in Full Effect as one of the titles to be championed during its YA Editors’ Buzz Panel at … Continue reading

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Why Dogs Have Wet Noses and 750 Years in Paris Chosen as USSBY Outstanding International Books

 School Library Journal announced the 2016 USBBY Selections of Outstanding International Books in the February 2016 issue. The list is compiled by the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and aims to select the most outstanding books … Continue reading

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Stop By and Say Hi in Boston!

Consortium will be at Midwinter this week, and we’d love to see you! We’ll be at booth 2131. As usual, we’ll have author signings, galleys, and lots of swag! Publishers in Our Aisle Akashic Books Auzou Cinco Puntos Press Enchanted … Continue reading

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