University of Rochester

Newscenter Home



Futurity
Futurity.org: Discover the future with news from leading research universities


University Communications

Faculty Experts Directory



High-resolution image
(please include photo credit)

Chad Post

Open Letter Press, Director
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of College

Areas of expertise: Publishing

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart
valerie.alhart@rochester.edu
585.276.3256

Related Links:
Open Letter Books

University of Rochester Launches Open Letter, A New Publishing House Dedicated to Literature in Translation


In the News

Sampsonia Way Magazine
“We Don’t Want to Publish the Estonian Jonathan Franzen”: Three Percent’s Chad W. Post
December 17, 2014

Salon
Amazon's last defenders? Literary nonprofits wrestle with ethics of taking Amazon grants
May 28, 2014

U.S. News & World Report
Hungarian novel, Italian poem collection win $20,000 prizes for best translation
April 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times
Best Translated Book Awards finalists announced
April 15, 2014

WROC TV
Translating Foreign-Language Fiction
March 19, 2014

Los Angeles Times
The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist
March 11, 2014

Washington Post
Prizes of $5,000 awarded for translated Hungarian fiction, Romanian poetry
May 07, 2013

Newsday
Prizes awarded for translated fiction, poetry
May 06, 2013

PublishersWeekly.com
International Titles Finding New Ways into the U.S.
May 04, 2013

ABC News
Nominees Announced for English Translation Prize
April 10, 2013

The Guardian
JK Rowling novel withheld from foreign publishers over piracy fears
July 31, 2012

PublishersWeekly.com
Is Rowling Tarnishing Her Rep Abroad over Piracy Fears?
July 27, 2012

Los Angeles Review of Books
Chris Feliciano Arnold on Traveler of the Century
June 27, 2012

American Conservative
Weekend Reading
May 25, 2012

Publishing Perspectives
Winners of Best Translated Book Award 2012 Announced
May 08, 2012

13WHAM-TV
Best Translated Books
April 11, 2012

The Huffington Post
Lost & Found in Translation
March 02, 2012

The New York Times
For Amazon, Lashes and Backlashes
December 14, 2011

13WHAM-TV
Local E-Book to Benefit Translators
October 20, 2011

Publishing Perspectives
Why Selling E-Books at 99 Cents Destroys Minds
June 13, 2011

Los Angeles Times
Open letter's June ebook bargain
June 10, 2011

Publishers Weekly
Open Letter Starts Selling E-books
June 08, 2011

Cape Cod Times
Bookshelf
May 15, 2011

Buffalo News
Steger's "The Book of Things" wins Best Translated Book Award for BOA Editions
May 12, 2011

CNBC
Swedish novel, Slovenian poetry win $5,000 prizes
May 08, 2011

ABC News
Swedish Novel, Slovenian Poetry Win $5,000 Prizes
May 06, 2011

13WHAM-TV
PEN World Voices Festival
May 02, 2011

Los Angeles Times
Finalists for Best Translated Book Awards announced
March 24, 2011

Publishing Perspectives
Reading in the Age of Screens
February 11, 2011

Guardian.co.uk
Best Translated Book awards longlist revealed
January 27, 2011

Here & Now (WBUR)
Bringing The World’s Literature To An American Audience
January 03, 2011

Rochester Business Journal
Great reads that stretch the mind
November 26, 2010

Los Angeles Times
Follow the money? Melville House, Amazon and the Best Translated Book Awards
October 29, 2010

Rochester City Newspaper
LIT: Reading the World Conversation Series (10/28)
October 28, 2010

Los Angeles Times
Best Translated Book Awards now worth $5,000, thanks to Amazon
October 22, 2010

Publishers Weekly
Amazon Underwrites Best Translated Book Award With Cash Prize
October 21, 2010

Publishing Perspectives
Building a Case for Translations, Part 2: “It’s Not The Elegance of the Hedgehog“
August 13, 2010

The Huffington Post
Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)
July 02, 2010

Wisconsin Public Radio
Summer Reading Without Borders
June 07, 2010

The Wall Street Journal
Amazon Branches Out with Publishing Arm
May 19, 2010

Batavia Daily News
Israeli, Russian works win 2010 best translation awards
April 24, 2010

PBS.org
Conversation: Open Letter Finds a Ready Audience With Works in Translation
March 26, 2010

England Independent
Israeli novel wins Best Translated Book Award
March 11, 2010

Associated Press
Israeli Novel, Russian Poem Collection Win Prizes
March 10, 2010

Los Angeles Times
Best Translated Book Award shortlist announced
February 17, 2010

Chicago Public Radio
U.S. Publishes Few Books in Translation
February 09, 2010

The Wall Street Journal
'Lost' Premiere: How Thomas Pynchon's "The Crying of Lot 49" Explains The Series
February 02, 2010

Publishers Weekly
Indie Presses Find a Home on Campuses
February 01, 2010

Mediabistro
Book from Sixth Season of Lost Revealed
January 26, 2010

Dallas Morning News
Founding director of the Center for Translation Studies at the UT-Dallas has a way with words
January 24, 2010

England Guardian
Pamuk, Le Clézio and Bolaño battle for translation prize
January 06, 2010

The Daily News
'Reading the World' brings 2 authors to UR
April 27, 2009

New York Times
Translation Is Foreign to U.S. Publishers
October 18, 2008

13WHAM
Open Letter, Translations Publisher at UR
September 16, 2008

Chicago Tribune
Translating the world
July 06, 2008

Publishers Weekly, New York
Selling ... en Espanol
January 15, 2008

Library Journal, New York
Book News: University of Rochester to Launch Open Letter Publishing House
July 23, 2007

<< Less In the News

News Releases

Open Letter Books Launches New Ebook Series
June 08, 2011

2011 Best Translated Book Award Winners Announced
May 02, 2011

Fiction and Poetry Finalists Announced for the 2011 Best Translated Book Award
March 24, 2011

2011 Best Translated Book Award: Fiction Longlist
January 27, 2011

More News Releases >>



Biography
Chad W. Post is the director of Open Letter, the University' new publishing house that deals exclusively with works in translation. He is also the co-founder and co-director of Reading the World, an innovative collaboration between publishers and independent booksellers to increase the readership for international literature. Prior to coming to UR, from 200-2006, he was the associate director of Dalkey Archive Press, one of the country’s largest nonprofit publishers.