“Action Books has been filling a gap in American publishing by translating works that are considered avant-garde masterpieces in other parts of the world into English. They’ve introduced Americans to writers from Sweden, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Chile… and the list goes on. They also published Tao Lin in the US before you knew who he was and had some dumb opinion about him, alongside a variety of other singular, shape-defying voices including big guns like Aase Berg, Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, Raúl Zurita, Hiromi Ito, and countless others.” Blake Butler, VICE Magazine

Action Books is transnational.
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Action Books is feminist.
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Dark Flowers Salvo Series Sale

November 5th, 2016|

$15 Get both "Flowers Among the Carrion" and "Dark Museum" now for only $15! Let the horror of this low low price infect you.

Forthcoming Titles for 2016-17

September 17th, 2016|

This year we have many new and exciting books coming out. efg by Valerie Hsiung Prosopopoeia by Farid Tali (translated by Aditi Machado) Flowers Among the Carrion: Essays on the Gothic in Contemporary Poetry by [...]

Raúl Zurita and Aase Berg to read in Rotterdam

May 31st, 2016|

Action Books authors Raúl Zurita and Aase Berg will read and discuss poetry at the Rotterdamn International Poetry Festival this June 5-11. Here's the full program of events. From Anna Deeny Morales's introduction to Zurita's [...]

Forthcoming Titles

March 16th, 2016|

Action Books: Forthcoming Titles Spring 2016: Kim Hyesoon trans. Don Mee Choi, Poor Love Machine taylor jacob pate, Becoming the Virgin  Fall 2016: Jane Wong, Overpour  Valerie Hsiung, exchange following and gene flow: a trilogy [...]

Two Voices Salon with Don Mee Choi on Kim Hyesoon

November 24th, 2015|

Listen to the audio interview between Don Mee Choi and Two Lines Press on Kim Hyesoon! "We were very honored to host poet and translator Don Mee Choi in the Two Lines Press offices to [...]

Hiromi Ito Receives the Tsubouchi Shōyō Grand Prize!

November 21st, 2015|

Hiromi Ito, author of Wild Grass on the Riverbank (Action Books 2015) and Killing Kanoko (Action Books 2009), has just received the Tsubouchi Shōyō Grand Prize! Translator Jeffrey Angles:  "I couldn't be happier that Hiromi Ito received the [...]