Author Archive | Will Evans

Dallas Noir & Donations Accepted & Drenka Willen

I wrote a fun piece for fellow CLMP members, dear friends, and indie publishers extraordinaire Akashic Books abut why Dallas is the “ultimate noir town” to celebrate the release of the (awesome) Dallas Noir anthology, edited by Dallas-based literary agent David Hale Smith, and featuring stories by some of our finest local writers and characters, including Ben […]

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Carmen Boullosa – Texas – Excerpt in Words Without Borders!

In celebration of Words Without Borders‘ 10-Year Anniversary(!), read an excerpt from Carmen Boullosa’s forthcoming novel, Texas: The Great Theft (forthcoming in fall 2014 from Deep Vellum!): King had a royal name, though when he’d arrived in Mexico he hadn’t a penny, didn’t own even a snake. But he was a master of chicanery. When some […]

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Frankfurt &Texas Book Festival & Dallas Noir

Back from another wonderful Frankfurt Book Fair and finally settling back into life in the Big D. It was an insane, mind-whirling experience, even better than my first time at the Book Fair last year. The Book Fair was held October 9-14, I was there October 8-12 and took meetings in 30-minute increments from 9:00am […]

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Fiscal Sponsorship, Frankfurt, Podcasts Galore

Hello friends, it’s been a minute, and for that, I apologize. Since the last post a month ago, I went on vacation in Colombia and Peru for two weeks, and getting ready for and then decompressing from the trip took it out of me–not that I was never not busy (as I explain below). But […]

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A Bookish Weekend in Dallas: DallasSITES & Read Rite Market

STOP THE PRESSES! THERE ARE BOOKS & BOOKISH PEOPLE IN DALLAS! It’s a rare and beautiful thing when Dallasites get together and celebrate the written word, but this weekend there are actually a couple of awesome events going down that celebrate reading, writing, and books, like the physical things your parents had on shelves throughout […]

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First Deep Vellum Book Signing: Carmen Boullosa’s TEXAS

Discerning readers of the not-updated-frequently-enough Deep Vellum Twitter account may have noticed yesterday’s post of the Publishers Marketplace announcement that we have signed Carmen Boullosa’s newest novel Texas (Mexico, Alfaguara, 2013) for worldwide English distribution. This will be Boullosa’s fourth novel in English, the three previous novels in English were published by the legendary Grove Press. World Literature […]

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BEA 2014: Global Market Forum on TRANSLATION

I’ll be the first to complain about Book Expo America (BEA) and its “corporate publishing circle jerk” , but even with that they put on some cool events, and they have made me a happy man by announcing that next year’s Global Market Forum is going to be on TRANSLATION! You may remember this year’s […]

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Free Books from Ugly Duckling!

Our friends/allies/role models over at Ugly Duckling Presse have launched an interesting new endeavor: GIVING THEIR BOOKS AWAY FOR FREE! On America’s Independence Day, while you were laying on your back in a pool of drunken patriotic ennui, UDP started posting free PDFs of some of the life-changing, intellectually-affirming works of poetry and prose they put […]

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Intro & BEA Update/Rant!

Welcome to the real-deal inaugural blog post for Deep Vellum Publishing! I’m Will Evans. I live in Dallas, and I publish world literature in translation. Publishing is not exactly the first thing people think of when they think of Dallas, I know, but I’m here to change that, or at least add it to the […]

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