Soho Press is not only the name of our press; it’s the imprint within Soho dedicated to literary fiction (and the occasional memoir). The Soho Press imprint publishes bold literary voices—authors who craft new and powerful stories and offer us fresh ways of seeing the world. Soho Press authors include Alex Shakar (Luminarium), Edwidge Danticat (The Farming of Bones), Matt Bell (In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods), Paula Bomer (Nine Months), and dozens of other brilliant writers from across the globe.

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“In Summer Fun, Jeanne Thornton, that slow-burn superstar, has dropped a punk’s pop masterpiece—a compulsively readable novel that somehow also reinvigorates the form of the epistolary novel, dives into the deepest reflective waters of fandom, observes trans-cis relations with social-realist precision and generosity, and recovers the trans throughline that was always there. We are so lucky to live now, when we get to read this book.””
—Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
“Jeanne Thornton is a sorceress of a writer and, like the ritual at the heart of this book, Summer Fun is a singular and compassionate act of imaginative magic. A feast of contradictions at once funny and painful, tender and scathing, patriotic and radical, Summer Fun contains generations; our country; a world.”
—Rachel Lyon, author of Self-Portrait with Boy

Featured Authors

Sandi Tan

Sandi Tan was born in Singapore and has an MFA in screenwriting from Columbia University. She directed the 2018 Netflix film Shirkers, which won a Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, was named Best Documentary of 2018 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and was shortlisted for the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary. The Black Isle was her debut novel. She will be directing her film adaptation of Elif Batuman’s novel The Idiot. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Lurkers

Tracy O'Neill

Tracy O'Neill is the author of The Hopeful, one of Electric Literature's Best Novels of 2015, and Quotients. In 2015, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree, long-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan Prize, and was a Narrative Under 30 finalist. In 2012, she was awarded the Center for Fiction's Emerging Writers Fellowship. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, LitHub, BOMB, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, The Literarian, New World Writing, Narrative, Scoundrel Time, Guernica, Bookforum, Electric Literature, Grantland, Vice, The Guardian, VQR, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her column Body Language appeared in Catapult. She holds an MFA in fiction from the City College of New York and an MA in communications from Columbia University.

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Quotients

Peter Rock

Peter Rock is the author of nine previous works of fiction, including My Abandonment, which was adapted into the film Leave No Trace, directed by the award-winning Debra Granik (Winter's Bone). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among numerous other distinctions. He is a professor of creative writing at Reed College and lives in Portland, OR, with his wife and two daughters.

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The Night Swimmers

Gina Apostol

Gina Apostol's third book, Gun Dealers' Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. Her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, both won the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award). She was writer-in-residence at Phillips Exeter Academy and a fellow at Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy, among other fellowships. Her essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Foreign Policy, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, and others. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts and grew up in Tacloban, Philippines. She teaches at the Fieldston School in New York City.

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Insurrecto; The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata

Diane Williams

Diane Williams is the founder and editor of the distinguished literary annual, NOON, the archive of which, as well as William’s personal literary archive, was acquired in 2014 by the Lilly Library. She is the author of eight previous volumes of short fiction. She lives in New York City.

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The Collected Stories of Diane Williams; How High? — That High

Pola Oloixarac

Pola Oloixarac is a fiction writer and essayist. Her novels, Savage Theories and Dark Constellations, have been translated into seven languages. She wrote the libretto for the opera Hercules in Mato Grosso, which debuted at Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón and then premiered in New York City. Her fiction has appeared in Granta, n+1, and The White Review, and she has contributed articles on politics and culture for The New York Times and the BBC World Service, among others. She lives in San Francisco, where she’s completing a PhD at Stanford University.

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Savage Theories; Dark Constellations

Steve Toutonghi

A native of Seattle, Steve Toutonghi studied fiction and poetry while completing a BA in Anthropology at Stanford. After various professional forays, he began a career in technology that led him from Silicon Valley back to Seattle. Join is his first novel.

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Join; Side Life

Dale Peck

Dale Peck is the author of fourteen books in a variety of genres, including Visions and Revisions, Martin and John, Hatchet Jobs, and Sprout. His fiction and criticism have appeared in dozens of publications, and have earned him two O. Henry Awards, a Pushcart Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He lives in New York City, where he has taught in the New School’s Graduate Writing Program since 1999.

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Greenville; Martin and John; Visions and Revisions; The Law of Enclosures; The Garden of Lost and Found; Now It's Time To Say Goodbye; The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction; Night Soil; What Burns

Camilla Trinchieri

Camilla Trinchieri worked for many years dubbing films in Rome with directors including Federico Fellini, Pietro Germi, Franco Rossi, Lina Wertmüller and Luchino Visconti. She immigrated to the US in 1980 and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. Under the pseudonym Camilla Crespi, she has published eight mysteries. As Camilla Trinchieri, she has published The Price of Silence and Seeking Alice, a fictionalized account of her mother’s life in Europe during WWII.

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Murder in Chianti; The Bitter Taste of Murder

Andromeda Romano-Lax

Andromeda Romano-Lax is the author of The Spanish Bow, a New York Times Editors' Choice that has been translated into eleven languages, The DetourBehave, and Plum Rains, as well as numerous works of nonfiction. She teaches creative writing and is a co-founder of 49 Writers, a statewide literary organization. She lives on Vancouver Island.

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The Detour; Behave; Plum Rains; Annie and the Wolves

Mike McCormack

Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from the West of Ireland. His work includes Getting It in the Head, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Notes from a Coma, which was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award; Forensic Songs; and Solar Bones, which won the Goldsmiths Prize, the BGE Irish Book of the Year Award, and was nominated for the Man Booker Prize. He was also awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship. He lives in Galway.

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Notes from a Coma; Forensic Songs; Solar Bones; Crowe's Requiem; Getting It in the Head: Stories