University of Rochester

Dalkey Archive Press Unable to Move to University of Rochester

November 13, 2006

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—The University of Rochester and Dalkey Archive Press have mutually agreed to dissolve the contract under which Dalkey Press would have moved to the University in January 2007. Dalkey Press is a prestigious nonprofit publisher specializing in international literature and translations.

"We regret that circumstances have made it impossible for the Dalkey Archive Press to move at this time. We part on amicable terms," said Peter Lennie, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering. "The University is strongly committed to promoting the humanities and we are continuing to pursue and develop foreign language and translation programs."

"Though we found that the logistical issues involved in relocating the Press were greater than originally expected, we appreciate the experience we have had working with the University of Rochester," said John Kulka of the Dalkey Archive Press Board of Trustees.

Dalkey Archive Press, founded in 1984, is currently located in Normal, Ill., and publishes books of poetry, criticism, and biography as well as fiction by authors from across the globe. The University of Rochester is a national research university with 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering, the Eastman School of Music, Simon Graduate School of Business, Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education, and Schools of Medicine and Nursing.