The Paris Writers Press is an award winning, independent press, that was created by Mary Duncan in 2011. We are committed to publishing books in English, that relate to the cultural and literary life of France. PWP publishes literary fiction, non-fiction, memoirs and French translations.
Along the way, we have developed a commitment to “lost books.” These include books that are out-of-print, in the public domain, financially unviable or books that are deemed controversial. We introduce readers to authors such as Jean-Jacques Pauvert and Dominique Aury, who broke censorship barriers with their work. They often lived on the edge of the law, or like the French War Brides and several of the Writers in Paris, on the edge of society’s norms.
Oh yes. For those of you learning French, and to show our pragmatic side, we recommend The Indicative Mood: 105 Fundamental French Verbs by Marianne Yayane Verbuyt. If you are looking for a more provocative subject or gift, see Erotic Art of the Masters: Eighteenth Century Art, which is now a Kindle book, easy to download on your iPad or color digital reader.
Reading Henry Miller is Under My Bed, will provide insights as to why the theme of the Paris Writers Press is “Living Life on the Edge.”