Calque Press - a small and occasional press

team - editors, design, production

 

MARIAN VIA RIVERA-WOMACK - EDITORIAL DIRECTOR, EDITOR (fiction, Calque Pamphlets) 

Marian is a bilingual author and editor. She was born in Andalusia and was educated in Scotland. Marian worked in Spanish-language publishing for nearly a decade, in roles focusing on bringing previously untranslated female authors to Spanish-speaking countries, including Margaret Oliphant, Gladys Mitchell, Kate Marsden, Charlotte Cory, Nina Allan, Lisa Tuttle, and Anna Starobinets. She was one of the first publishers in Spain to commission equal number of female and male authors in multi-author anthologies, to include new voices alongside more established authors, and to publish speculative fiction in literary fiction lists, which led her to be named one of the most influential under-40s in Spanish-language publishing in 2015. Marian's most recent novel is The Swimmers (Titan Books, 2021). She has taught creative writing, publishing studies and book history in Spain and the UK, is enthusiastic about libraries and material culture, and has held library posts at Oxford and Cambridge universities. She currently teaches on the Oxford University writing programme, works as Hispanic Librarian at the Modern Languages Faculty at Cambridge University, and is a keen collagist and pamphlet-maker. marianwomack.com | Instagram: @beekeepermadrid

JAMES WOMACK - EDITOR (poetry, translation) 

James is a poet, editor, and award-winning translator from Spanish and Russian. He has published three poetry collections with Carcanet: Misprint (2012), On Trust: A Book of Lies (2017) and Homunculus (2020). His most recent translations are poetry by Manuel Vilas, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Tvardovsky. In 2008 he founded an independent publishing project based in Madrid which connected Europe and Eurasia. The press specialised on authors never before translated into Spanish (Teffi, Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal, Gaito Gazdanov, Alexander Bogdanov), and published the first Spanish translation of The Master & Margarita since the 1960s, and the first one to follow Bulgakov's preferred text, which became an instant bestseller in Spain and Latin America. James teaches English, European literatures and translation at Cambridge University, where he is Modern Languages Bye-Fellow at Fitzwilliam College. His new translation of Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo Jose Cela's The Hive is forthcoming with NYRB Classics. james-womack.com | Instagram: @nightwithclaire

 

    DESIGN

    Production, layout, and cover art by Vladimir Aly, Vince Haig and Zuri Negrín.

    Logos by Vince Haig and Charlotte Cory

    ALLIES & SUPPORTERS

    We are grateful to the following people and institutions for their ongoing support:

    • Julie Dalton
    • Helen Marshall
    • Herminia Rivera
    • Jill and Adam Singer
    • Elizabeth Stazicker