Monday, March 14, 2011

Publishing Banned Books: Olga Gardner Galvin on the Literature of Freedom

She grew up openly reading forbidden books in buses and other public spaces, so it's fitting that Olga Gardner Galvin entered the world of publishing when she left the Soviet Union for the United States.

Today, as founder of ENC press, Galvin publishes the kinds of books that would have been banned in her homeland. Her independent publishing house specializes in social satire, from classics like We, by Yevgheniy Zamyatin to contemporary titles like Junk, by Christopher Largen.

"All my satire has one thing in common," says Galvin. "It kicks and screams against any kind of nanny state interference."

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