Adam Hocker

Bookseller, English Buyer
Favorite Genres
Fiction, Music, Philosophy, Poetry, Sciences,
Originally from Indiana, Adam Hocker has spent his life travelling and working with books. After having taught English in China, he started working at Farrar, Straus and Giroux as their Sales and Marketing Associate. He then lived in Paris for four years, working as a translator and editor for institutions such as the Sorbonne and Éditions du Seuil. A seasoned bookseller, as well as a great lover of literature, philosophy, and music, Adam is delighted to be joining Albertine as their new bookseller and English language buyer.
Adam Hocker | March 26, 2021
There has been a recent flurry of outstanding contemporary Algeria-focused novels translated into English: Our Riches by Kaouther Adimi (New Directions) and The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter (FSG) immediately come to mind; and now we have the ferocious Tomorrow They Won't Dare to Kill Us by Joseph Andras, which has just been released by Verso.
There has been a recent flurry of outstanding contemporary Algeria-focused novels translated into English: Our Riches by Kaouther Adimi (New Directions) and The Art of Losing by Alice Zeniter (FSG) immediately come to mind; and now we have the ferocious Tomorrow They Won't Dare to Kill Us by Joseph Andras,…
There has been a recent flurry of outstanding contemporary Algeria-focused novels translated into English: Our Riches by Kaouther Adimi (New…
Adam Hocker | March 16, 2021
Malroux is an unusual poet in France in that her work as a translator from English to French bears a heavy influence over what she writes. Having almost single-handedly introduced the greatest English-language poet of all time to French readers (of course I am talking about Emily Dickinson), she incorporates the oblique beauty of Dickinson into her own works.
Malroux is an unusual poet in France in that her work as a translator from English to French bears a heavy influence over what she writes. Having almost single-handedly introduced the greatest English-language poet of all time to French readers (of course I am talking about Emily Dickinson), she incorporates…
Malroux is an unusual poet in France in that her work as a translator from English to French bears a…
Adam Hocker | February 26, 2021
Like everyone in the culturally inclined world, we here at Albertine have been marked by the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti with both sadness for the loss of a truly exceptional figure and gratitude for his astonishing long life and body of work.
Like everyone in the culturally inclined world, we here at Albertine have been marked by the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti with both sadness for the loss of a truly exceptional figure and gratitude for his astonishing long life and body of work.
Like everyone in the culturally inclined world, we here at Albertine have been marked by the passing of Lawrence Ferlinghetti…
Adam Hocker | February 12, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, and in light of Fanon's regular success at Albertine, I thought it would be a worthwhile exercise to bring up some classic but lesser-known thinkers that formed his intellectual universe--particularly, the loose band of authors from the Caribbean and West Africa that formed a movement called Négritude.
In honor of Black History Month, and in light of Fanon's regular success at Albertine, I thought it would be a worthwhile exercise to bring up some classic but lesser-known thinkers that formed his intellectual universe--particularly, the loose band of authors from the Caribbean and West Africa that formed a…
In honor of Black History Month, and in light of Fanon's regular success at Albertine, I thought it would be…
Adam Hocker | January 13, 2021
Besides a recommendation from a close friend, the best way to discover a new favorite book for me comes neither from a review nor a share nor a tweet--but rather from discovering a small publishing house with a great list and simply diving in.
Besides a recommendation from a close friend, the best way to discover a new favorite book for me comes neither from a review nor a share nor a tweet--but rather from discovering a small publishing house with a great list and simply diving in.
Besides a recommendation from a close friend, the best way to discover a new favorite book for me comes neither…
Adam Hocker | January 5, 2021
Of the many excellent books that have emerged in this recent literary season, none are as unusual or visually striking as the new work by Nobel Prize-winner J.M.G. Le Clézio, Le flot de la poésie continuera de couler.
Of the many excellent books that have emerged in this recent literary season, none are as unusual or visually striking as the new work by Nobel Prize-winner J.M.G. Le Clézio, Le flot de la poésie continuera de couler.
Of the many excellent books that have emerged in this recent literary season, none are as unusual or visually striking…