New York University Press

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New York University Press
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Parent company New York University
Founded 1916
Founder Elmer Ellsworth Brown
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York, New York
Publication types Books
Official website

New York University Press (or NYU Press) is a university press that is part of New York University.


NYU Press was founded in 1916 by the then chancellor of NYU, Elmer Ellsworth Brown, in order, he said, to "publish contributions to higher learning by eminent scholars."[1]


Once best known for publishing The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman—regarded as the definitive series of his work—NYU Press has now published numerous award-winning scholarly works, such as Convergence Culture (2007) by Henry Jenkins, The Rabbi's Wife (2006) by Shuly Schwartz, and The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust (2002).[1] Other well-known names published by the press include Cary Nelson, Jonathon Hafetz, Samuel R. Delany, and Mark Denbeaux.

It was spotlighted by the Huffington Post in 2010, which described NYU Press as "consistently publish[ing] scholarly yet accessible books", and "ahead of the cultural curve—pushing literary trends—rather than behind it".[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "NYU Press » History". Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Anis Shivani (2 July 2010). "Independence Day: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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