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Abigail Storch

Assistant Editor for Religion and Literature

I oversee several distinguished series in literature, translation, and religious studies at the Press, including the Margellos World Republic of Letters (in consultation with our director John Donatich), the Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries and Reference Library, the Why I Write series (published in partnership with the annual Windham-Campbell Festival at Yale), and the Yale Judaica series.

For the Margellos World Republic of Letters, I welcome proposals for fiction (novels and short stories); poetry; interpretive, literary nonfiction; and genre-bending work in translation from any region of the world. I am drawn to literary works that grapple with enduring questions at the heart of what it means to be a human being, in relationship with other human beings and the natural world. I also acquire books in the Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries series, a book-by-book translation and exegesis of the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Apocrypha; the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library, a series dedicated to publishing the best contemporary scholarship related to themes in biblical studies; and the Yale Judaica Series, which includes translated critical editions of canonical Jewish texts, as well as books in Jewish studies for both general and specialized readers. Finally, in the Why I Write series, I acquire and publish intimate books on craft by the leading poets and prose stylists of our time. My list includes books by Nobel Prize winners Annie Ernaux, Patrick Modiano, and Elfriede Jelinek, as well as new releases by internationally-acclaimed writers such as Joy Harjo, Can Xue, Natasha Trethewey, Eileen Myles, and many others.

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