About the Author
For thirty years, André Schiffrin
(1935–2013) was the publisher of Pantheon Books, where he showcased some of the world’s leading writers, including Noam Chomsky, Michel Foucault, Eric Hobsbawm, Art Spiegelman, Simone de Beauvoir, Studs Terkel, and Marguerite Duras. In 1990, he left Pantheon to found The New Press, and many of those writers went with him. He was the author of an acclaimed study of the book industry, The Business of Books: How International Conglomerates Took Over Publishing and Changed the Way We Read
—which was published in twenty-three foreign editions—and Words & Money.
From the Hardcover edition.