Europa Editions is a new U.S. imprint of Edizioni E/O, one of Europe’s most prestigious independent publishing houses. From our offices in Rome, Italy, we have published many of the world’s finest contemporary authors, including: Gioconda Belli, Joyce Carol Oates, Christa Wolf, Alice Sebold, Jean-Claude Izzo, Benjamin Tammuz, Zakes Mda, Edna O’Brien, Chinua Achebe, Maxine Hong Kingston, Bohumil Hrabal, and Thomas Pynchon. For over thirty years we have been translating the works of foreign authors for publication in Italy, and discovering homegrown talent like Massimo Carlotto and Elena Ferrante, two of our most successful and critically acclaimed authors. Now we have decided to put our experience to work in America, offering the North American reading public an array of literary treasures from Europe, The Middle East, Asia and Africa. We are convinced that dialogue between nations and cultures has never been more important than now. Europa Editions hopes to encourage this creative and critical discussion through a range of fiction titles that have been chosen not only for their ability to entertain and fascinate, but because they are informative and thought provoking. After many years of experience in international publishing, we recognize the importance of quality translations. For this reason, our foreign titles have been entrusted to some of America’s most well known and talented translators. Our books have been designed and manufactured to the highest American publishing standards and we are committed to providing appropriate promotion, publicity and sales support. Europa Editions’ debut list will be available from September 2005, and will include some of our proven classics, together with several new titles from across Europe and the U.K. With this first list, Europa Editions invites you to experience all the color, the exuberance, the violence, the sounds and smells of the Mediterranean. For more information, please visit www.europaeditions.com.