Deep Vellum Publishing has announced plans to relaunch the Dalkey Archive in April 2022.
Since acquiring the assets of the McLean, Ill.–based Dalkey Archive Press in November 2020, Deep Vellum has maintained the company as a distinct imprint, which is run by Deep Vellum publisher Will Evans with Chad Post of Open Letter Books. In the year since the merger, Dalkey Archive has continued to publish titles, namely Dan O'Brien's A Story that Happens, António Lobo Antunes's Warning to the Crocodiles, and Dumitru Tsepeneag's A Novel to Read on the Train. Meanwhile, Deep Vellum has made plans to "restructure and rebrand" the Dalkey Archive going forward.
According to Deep Vellum, the 2022 relaunch of Dalkey Archive will consist of two major initiatives: first, the reissue of classic backlist books, and second, the publication of new frontlist fiction titles.
In April 2022, Dalkey Archive will begin publishing its Dalkey Archive Essentials series, a collection of reissues from the Dalkey backlist. The inaugural list will include work by Anne Carson, David Markson, Flann O'Brien, Ishmael Reed, Marguerite Young, and others, and will consist of 10 titles, with the press planning to reissue an average of 10 titles per season going forward.
Also next spring, Dalkey Archive will begin publishing frontlist books. The inaugural list will open with a reissue of Vincent O. Carter's Bern Book. The list will also include such translated works as Vladimir Sorokin's Their Four Hearts, as well as English-language originals from debut American authors including Dashiel Carrera's The Deer, Emily Hall's The Longcut, and Ashton Politanoff's You'll Like It Here. The frontlist for spring/summer 2022 will consist of 14 titles, with 17 titles planned for fall/winter 2022.
The Dalkey Scholarly Series, which launched in 1992, will also continue with two new titles: Steve Spalding’s Minuit and Robert Von Hallberg’s Monogamy.
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