Welcome to Mandel Vilar Press


MVP is one of only a handful of publishers dedicated to connecting the literature of the Americas.


MVP serves as a conduit of multicultural exchange and a crucial channel for majoritizing minority literature and peoples.


MVP brings underrepresented literatures and a much needed diversity to a larger English speaking readership!

June 1/2022

Mandel Vilar Press and Fig Tree Books LLC  

Form A Strategic Partnership

Effective immediately, FTB has become an imprint of  MVP.  

Robert Mandel said, “Fig Tree’s mission of publishing the best literature of the American Jewish  experience dovetails extraordinarily well with Mandel Vilar Press’s mission of advancing diversity and conservation in the book economy and bringing underrepresented literature of the Americas to a wide audience.”  READ MORE

MVP will be launching two new books this spring each focusing on the experience, trauma, and ultimate success of emigrants to North America. These forthcoming books link directly to our mission here at MVP, the publishing arm of Americas for Conservation + the Arts (AFC+A).


Dara Kurtz's press release and praise for I am my Mother’s Daughter:Wisdom on Life, Loss, and Love. I am my Mother’s Daughter is a stunning book for the upcoming month of May and Mother's Day.

Newest Releases


Asylum: A Memoir of Family Secrets

By Judy Bolton-Fasman


How much do we really know about the lives of our parents and the secrets lodged in their past? Judy Bolton-Fasman’s fascinating saga recounts the search for answers to the mysteries embedded in the lives of her Cuban-born mother... Read more here.


The Hot Summer of 1968, A Novel

By Viliam Klimáček 

Translated by Peter Petro


In the spring of 1968, the Czechoslovakian Communist Party introduced “socialism with a human face”—known as “Prague Spring.” Suddenly the citizens of Czechoslovakia enjoyed the freedom of the Press... Read more here.



Fall 2022

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Days & Nights                                        with Susan Sontag & George Steiner    

by Robert Boyers


Maestros & Monsters explores Boyer’s friendships with two major twentieth century secular Jewish intellectuals who achieved celebrity status—Susan Sontag on a global scale, George Steiner principally in Europe and the US. Read more here.

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The 23rd Psalm: A Holocaust Memoir

by George Salton

with Anna Salton Eisen


This new and expanded Twentieth Anniversary Edition of the Holocaust memoir of George Salton (then Lucjan Salzman) gives readers a personal and powerful account of his survival through one of the darkest periods in human history.  Read more here.


Pillar of Salt

Pillar of Salt

Anna Salton Eisen

Smyrna in Flames

Smyrna in Flames

Homero Aridjis

New Releases



Judy Bolton-Fasman

The Hot Summer of 1968, A Novel

The Hot Summer of 1968, A Novel

Viliam Klimáček

Doctor On Call

Doctor On Call

Dr. Alla Shapiro

Small Bibles for Bad Times:

Small Bibles for Bad Times:

Atlan Liliane

Can Robots Be Jewish?

Can Robots Be Jewish?

Amy Schwartz

Growing Up Below Sea Level

Growing Up Below Sea Level

Biale Rachel

"MVP will be devoted to publishing the numerous great writers overlooked by corporate publishers and with no doubt will live up to Franz Kafka’s mandate that 'A book must be the axe of the frozen sea within us.'"



"MVP will help open up our cultural borders and will play a vital role in maintaining a healthy and vibrant democracy and cultural literacy. Less than 1% of US readers read in translation. In contrast, in some European countries such as France and Germany the figure is closer to 30%. There is much to ponder about the health of a nation when its peoples don’t read across cultures. This ignorance breeds bigotry and prejudice. It is clear that publishing translations is one urgent mandate for the making of an empathic, global citizen. This is why the launch of MVPress is so momentous."



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