Bellevue Literary Press

Bellevue Literary Press
Bellevue Literary Press
Founded 2007
Founder Jerome Lowenstein, M.D
Erika Goldman
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York, New York
Distribution Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Key people Erika Goldman (Publisher and Editorial Director)
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics popular-science nonfiction
Fiction genres literary fiction
Official website www.blpress.org

Bellevue Literary Press (BLP) is an American publisher. It was founded in 2007 as a sister organization of Bellevue Literary Review, located at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. It became an independent nonprofit in 2018.[1]

According to their website, "[Bellevue Literary Press] is the first and only nonprofit press dedicated to literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences."[2] Despite being a small press that publishes only a handful of titles per year, BLP garnered a Pulitzer Prize in 2010 for Tinkers by Paul Harding. The New York Times abashedly admitted that it failed to review the novel when it was first published, noting that Tinkers was the first novel from a small press to win a Pulitzer since A Confederacy of Dunces in 1981.[3]

BLP gained more attention in 2011 when The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak became a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction.[4] BLP has published books written by the likes of Eduardo Halfon, Jonathan D. Moreno, Jerome Charyn, Paul Lockhart, and Melissa Pritchard, among others.

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  1. ^ "Bellevue Literary Press Goes Solo". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ "About". Bellevue Literary Press. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
  3. ^ "The One That Got Away", The New York Times Papercuts blog, April 12, 2010
  4. ^ Andrew Krivak, The Sojourn, 2011 National Book Award Fiction Finalist Archived 2013-02-19 at the Wayback Machine, The National Book Foundation

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