U.K.-based literary publisher And Other Stories is expanding its footprint in the U.S., announcing this week that is has brought on former Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Jeremy M. Davies as senior editor. In addition, the company is recruiting a U.S.-based director of publicity & trade marketing.
In his four years at FSG, Davies acquired acclaimed titles, including Anne Boyer’s 2020 Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir The Undying, Gerald Murnane’s final novel Border Districts, and Virginie Despentes’s International Booker Prize-shortlisted novel trilogy Vernon Subutex. Prior to joining FSG, Davies was a senior editor at Dalkey Archive Press.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the ranks at one of my favorite presses in the world,” Davies said in a statement, adding that And Other Stories “was born from the same passion for international literature that has sustained me since long before I knew better.”
And Other Stories has been publishing for nine years in Europe, and for seven years in North America, earning acclaim for books including Deborah Levy’s 2012 Man Booker Prize-shortlisted Swimming Home, and the first four books by Yuri Herrera, whose Best Translated Book Award-winning Signs Preceding the End of the World has sold over 50,000 copies in America.
“Almost since And Other Stories started publishing in 2011, we've run a dual home territories model, publishing in the U.K. and U.S., and with the growth in recent years of our U.S. publishing, in particular Yuri Herrera's breakout success, we're delighted that we can expand our U.S. list and our team in the U.S. office, ” Stefan Tobler, And Other Stories’ publisher, said in a statement.