! PUBLICATION & AWARD NEWS !

We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Authors Rights Agency Ltd, who will henceforth represent Timothy Balding's HOMO CONSCIUS for foreign rights sales and licensing.








We are delighted to announce that Wilhelm Schmid's WHAT WE GAIN AS WE GROW OLDER: ON GELASSENHEIT has won the 2016 Living Now Gold Award in the Mature Living & Aging categories.

"Schmid’s counsel is wise and he does not avoid the difficult topics, particularly admirable when conversations around aging and death often remain taboo."
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY



We are delighted to announce that Lajos Walder's collected poems BECOME A MESSAGE has been awarded a 2016 Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry (Silver Medal) and is now a Finalist for the Gold Medal.

"Walder (1913–1945) might be a little-known mid-20th century Hungarian poet, but that has little to do with his talent ... Nothing is too big or too small to be noticed, and this transcendence of self allows Walder to make grand gestures without sounding archaic or pompous ... Walder endows smallness with heavy meaning, propelling the poems forward and giving them heft ..."
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY



Health Is in Your Hands: Jin Shin Jyutsu & High on Low: Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness win 2015 Living Now Book Awards for Healing Arts & Personal Growth, respectively.




We are delighted to announce the publication of Lajos Walder's collected poems
BECOME A MESSAGE. (Available in print and all ebook formats on all platforms.)

"Walder (1913–1945) might be a little-known mid-20th century Hungarian poet, but that has little to do with his talent ... Nothing is too big or too small to be noticed, and this transcendence of self allows Walder to make grand gestures without sounding archaic or pompous ... Walder endows smallness with heavy meaning, propelling the poems forward and giving them heft ..."
--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY



A Moment More Sublime short-listed for The Guardian's 2015 Not the Booker Prize for Fiction.













A Moment More Sublime & High on Low: Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness win 2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Contemporary Fiction & Self Help, respectively. High on Low also named a Finalist for the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Self Help.


CHECK OUT Kathrin Stengel's recent article on Jin Shin Jyutsu in MASSAGE MAGAZINE: Recharge Your Body's Batteries the Easy Way.











YOGA FOR THE MIND wins 2014 LIVING NOW BOOK AWARD! The Living Now Book Awards are designed to honor life-changing books and their creators.

We are constituted to think and reflect, to query and question, to seek answers and not stop at the answers we find, pushing further and further on our quest for meaning and insight into the big and the small, into first things and last. In other words, we are philosophical creatures. How, then, can we achieve more satisfying, rich, creative, and fulfilled lives as creatures of thought and reflection, as fundamentally philosophical beings? This question lies at the heart of Yoga for the Mind – an intensely fruitful and enriching philosophical supplement to the daily diet of existence.


We are delighted to announce the publication of Stephen Grant's debut novel
A MOMENT MORE SUBLIME.
(Available in print and all ebook formats on all platforms.)


Set in contemporary London, Moment More Sublime is the riveting story of Tom Phelps, a philosophy teacher and tennis buff, who finds himself unexpectedly embroiled in his union’s struggle against a corrupt school administration and its plans to cut jobs under the pretense of modernization and fiscal austerity, just as he and his partner Sofia are getting ready to buy a home and start a family. What Tom thought would be a routine academic year teaching Aristotle's Ethics and playing tennis at their local club with Sofia on the weekends, turns out to be a year of professional turmoil and strained commitments.


We are delighted to announce the publication of Wilhelm Schmid's bestselling
self-help primer' HIGH ON LOW:
Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness
.
(Available in print and all ebook formats on all platforms.)


Is not being happy really so bad? In High on Low: Harnessing the Power of Unhappiness, Wilhelm Schmid persuasively argues that far from preventing us from living a full and successful life, being unhappy - be it in terms of discontent, melancholy, sadness, or depressive mood - is an inherent part of well-rounded, active, and creative living. Rather than attempting to treat unhappiness as an unwelcome interloper on our perpetual quest for happiness, we should, Schmid suggests, draw on and harness the very power of not being happy.


We are delighted to announce
the publication of Michael Eskin's THE WISDOM OF PARENTHOOD: An Essay. (Available in print and all ebook formats on all platforms.)

If parenthood were a function of biology, adoptive parents, for instance, ought not to be considered parents — which is absurd. Thus, it follows that biology cannot be an essential component of parenthood.  Concomitantly, if parenthood were merely a function of law, all those who have parented children without being their legal parents would be stripped of their de facto parenthood ... If, then, parenthood is neither a function of biology nor simply law — what is it? What does being a parent truly mean? Rooted in the author’s own experience as a father of three, The Wisdom of Parenthood is an insightful, original, and provocative philosophical meditation on the meaning, experience, and practice of parenthood.


We are delighted to announce
the publication of Michael Eskin's and Kathrin Stengel's philosophical manifesto YOGA FOR THE MIND. (Available in print and all ebook formats on all platforms.)

We are constituted to think and reflect, to query and question, to seek answers and not stop at the answers we find, pushing further and further on our quest for meaning and insight into the big and the small, into first things and last. In other words, we are philosophical creatures. How, then, can we achieve more satisfying, rich, creative, and fulfilled lives as creatures of thought and reflection, as fundamentally philosophical beings? This question lies at the heart of Yoga for the Mind – an intensely fruitful and enriching philosophical supplement to the daily diet of existence.


! AWARD NEWS !

We are delighted to announce that
Durs Grünbein has been awarded the 2012 TOMAS TRANSTRÖMER PRIZE for Poetry.

The TRANSTRÖMER PRIZE was established by the City of Västerås in 1997 and is awarded every other year. Prize winners are appointed by a jury chaired by the author and member of the Swedish Academy Per Wästberg, with Nobel Prize winner in Literature 2011, Tomas Tranströmer as a member. The objective of the prize is to "reward a high standard of authorship in the spirit of Tomas Tranströmer."


! BOOK AWARD NEWS !

We are delighted to announce that
Durs Grünbein's THE VOCATION OF POETRY has been awarded a 2011 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARD for Essay/Creative Non-Fiction.

"What counts is the one, unattended second, the moment of inspiration that can never be forced and that decides all. It gives the beginning, it sets in motion the production of sense. The poem is the literary form that most purely captures this moment of inception. I might even go so far as to say that poetry is in large part born from the desire to start over as often as possible ..."
(Durs Grünbein)

"The ... book of essays and pensées, The Vocation of Poetry, written by Grünbein and published by a small press in the USA called the Upper West Side Philosophers Inc., is my new favourite book ..." baroqueinhackney.wordpress.com

“This extraordinary little volume offers a dazzling personal poetics as well as a sustained engagement with the origins of poetry itself. In tracing an arc from the landfills and forests of an East German childhood to the ‘global airspace of poetry’, it takes in a breathtaking poetic itinerary from the Classics to the present day. Emerging from the heart of the European tradition, every page is packed with insight, wit and linguistic surprises, superbly rendered in Michael Eskin’s supple English. But more than that: this is a volume with a mission. In reckoning with the possibilities of poetry, it sets out to show us a better way of being in the world: ‘a guide to thinking and feeling with precision’. Written by one of the most exciting and thought-provoking writers of the moment, The Vocation of Poetry is essential reading for anyone interested in modern poetry or in modern life.”
Karen J. Leeder, author of "Breaking Boundaries: A New Generation of GDR Poets" and Professor of Literature at the University of Oxford












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