Welcome to Mandel Vilar Press
"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.'"
ROBERT A. MANDEL
"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."
MVP serves as a conduit of multicultural exchange and a crucial channel for majoritizing minority literature and peoples.
MVP is one of only a handful of publishers dedicated to connecting the literature of the Americas.
MVP brings underrepresented literatures and a much needed diversity to a larger English speaking readership!
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
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.
Pillar of Salt
Anna Salton Eisen
Smyrna in Flames
The Hot Summer of 1968, A Novel
Doctor On Call
Dr. Alla Shapiro
Small Bibles for Bad Times:
Can Robots Be Jewish?
Growing Up Below Sea Level
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