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 | August 11, 2020
Ananda Devi, a remarkable and unique Mauritian author, has long been an extraordinary voice for those left on the margins of society: minorities, the elderly, the poor. Her latest novel, The Living Days just out with Feminist Press, in an excellent translation by Jeffrey Zuckerman is no exception.
Ananda Devi, a remarkable and unique Mauritian author, has long been an extraordinary voice for those left on the margins of society: minorities, the elderly, the poor. Her latest novel, The Living Days just out with Feminist Press, in an excellent translation by Jeffrey Zuckerman is no exception.
Ananda Devi, a remarkable and unique Mauritian author, has long been an extraordinary voice for those left on the margins…
Adam Hocker | July 21, 2020
An eccentric Parisian ticket puncher, a procrastinating Sloth, and a Hedgehog in love with philosophy, here are the heroes of our reading recommendation for this week!
An eccentric Parisian ticket puncher, a procrastinating Sloth, and a Hedgehog in love with philosophy, here are the heroes of our reading recommendation for this week!
An eccentric Parisian ticket puncher, a procrastinating Sloth, and a Hedgehog in love with philosophy, here are the heroes of…
Adam Hocker | June 10, 2020
Kaouther Adimi--a young Algerian woman now living in Paris--synthesizes the private minutiae of Charlot with the history of the times in a suprisingly light almost breezy fashion, making this a fast, interesting, and engaging read.
Kaouther Adimi--a young Algerian woman now living in Paris--synthesizes the private minutiae of Charlot with the history of the times in a suprisingly light almost breezy fashion, making this a fast, interesting, and engaging read.
Kaouther Adimi--a young Algerian woman now living in Paris--synthesizes the private minutiae of Charlot with the history of the times…
Adam Hocker | March 4, 2020
Ten years in the making, The Volunteer exudes that rare quality in a work where one feels that the life of the author is on the line, that each sentence has cost him or her countless revisions, that the bar has been set at an impossible height purely for the challenge of rising to the task. This dazzling ambition--and more important,…
Ten years in the making, The Volunteer exudes that rare quality in a work where one feels that the life of the author is on the line, that each sentence has cost him or her countless revisions, that the bar has been set at an impossible height purely for the challenge…
Ten years in the making, The Volunteer exudes that rare quality in a work where one feels that the life of…
Adam Hocker | February 10, 2020
Unlike other great classics of libertine literature, No Tomorrow is light, delicate, and concerned purely with the reader enjoying themselves as they spend a night with a young man who has been drawn into a gloriously scandalous affair between a countess, her husband, and a marquis.
Unlike other great classics of libertine literature, No Tomorrow is light, delicate, and concerned purely with the reader enjoying themselves as they spend a night with a young man who has been drawn into a gloriously scandalous affair between a countess, her husband, and a marquis.
Unlike other great classics of libertine literature, No Tomorrow is light, delicate, and concerned purely with the reader enjoying themselves as they…
Adam Hocker | January 8, 2020
Marcelline Delbecq is one of the most compelling contemporary artists working in France, her interdisciplinary exploration of the links between image, text, and live performance creating haunting but beautiful experiences that allows one's imagination to move into highly unusual terrain.
Marcelline Delbecq is one of the most compelling contemporary artists working in France, her interdisciplinary exploration of the links between image, text, and live performance creating haunting but beautiful experiences that allows one's imagination to move into highly unusual terrain.
Marcelline Delbecq is one of the most compelling contemporary artists working in France, her interdisciplinary exploration of the links between…