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Action Books is a press dedicated to international writing and hybrid forms. Find out more at


“Action Books has been filling a gap in American publishing by translating works that are considered avant-garde masterpieces in other parts of the world into English. They’ve introduced Americans to writers from Sweden, Japan, Korea, Argentina, Chile… and the list goes on. They also published Tao Lin in the US before you knew who he was and had some dumb opinion about him, alongside a variety of other singular, shape-defying voices including big guns like Aase Berg, Kim Hyesoon, Don Mee Choi, Raúl Zurita, Hiromi Ito, and countless others.” — Blake ButlerVICE Magazine


Action Books Maifesto


Johannes Göransson and Joyelle McSweeney

Managing Editors

Paul Cunningham and Katherine Hedeen

Assistant Editors

Philip Lombardo, Jasmine Ortiz, Valerie Vargas, and Austyn Wohlers

Book and Cover Design

Andrew Shuta

Advisory Editors

Jeffrey Angles, Daniel Borzutzky, and Don Mee Choi


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