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Small Press Points: Fig Tree Books

Poets & Writers - March 1, 2015

“[Publisher Fredric D.] Price says, ‘Publishing the best fiction of the American Jewish experience isn’t just a tagline. It is our mission statement, and we are not going to deviate from it. So it might mean publishing only up to a dozen novels a year. I’m fine with that, as I am obsessed with quality, not quantity.'”


Foreword This Week Celebrates "New Soil for American Jewish Fiction"

Foreword This Week - February 19, 2015

Foreword This Week shares news of Fig Tree’s launch and mission—and engages in a fascinating Q&A with FTB author and NPR commentator Alan Cheuse.


The Jewish Week Previews Spring Books (and Spotlights FTB)

The Jewish Week - February 11, 2015

“While there’s frequent news these days of bookstores closing and publishers downsizing, the really good news is that two new publishers interested in Jewish literature are introducing their first titles this season.”


Library Journal Heralds Alan Cheuse's "Classic Return"

Library Journal - January 8, 2015

“This month’s Classic Returns column features earlier novels by current fan favorites Susanna Kearsley and Jo Baker; NPR book critic Alan Cheuse’s reissued Jewish saga; a tale of second chances and sisterly bonds from master storyteller Robyn Carr; and two collections from the ‘Oddly Modern Fairy Tales’ series published by Princeton University. It’ll be beach-reading season in no time after you check out these old-is-new titles!”


Alan Cheuse Writes About Revision

Superstition Review - October 16, 2014

“As I write these words I have just about completed one of the most fortunate endeavors a novelist can undertake. A new publisher has come along to bring out a new edition—this would be the fourth!—of a novel I wrote thirty years ago and published almost that long ago. Back then I called it The […]


Library Journal – A New Year, A New Publisher: Announcing Fig Tree Books

Library Journal - September 23, 2014

“With Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, scheduled to begin Wednesday evening, how appropriate then that on Monday, September 22, Fig Tree Books LLC, a new publisher of literary fiction that chronicles the American Jewish experience, announced its inaugural list for the spring 2015 season. Its first four books include Prayers for the Living (March) by National Public Radio […]


The Writer – Up-and-Coming Book Publishers

The Writer - September 23, 2014

“[Fig Tree Books] kicks off in 2015 with a list featuring work by NPR commentator Alan Cheuse; acclaimed novelists Meyer Levin and Jonathan Papernick; and a debut novel by Jessamyn Hope.”


Erika Dreifus Joins Fig Tree Books as Media Editor

Announcement - August 4, 2014

I am delighted to announce that Erika Dreifus, PhD, an advocate for literature on the American Jewish Experience (AJE) and an experienced communications professional, has joined Fig Tree Books (FTB) as Media Editor, effective August 4, 2014. In this role, Erika will be managing FTB’s digital social-media presence, assisting with traditional marketing efforts, curating guest […]


Publishers Lunch – Fig Tree Books, Another new imprint

Publishers Lunch - June 12, 2014

“Another new imprint, Fig Tree Books, for which we carried our first deal report yesterday (it’s separate from the UK imprint Fig Tree), will launch in March 2015, distributed by PGW. Founded and financed by former pharmaceutical businessman and inventor Fredric Price, the new house will focus on literary fiction about the American Jewish experience. Editor-in-chief Michelle Caplan says, ‘The […]