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 | 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…
Adam Hocker | January 8, 2020
For many people, perceptions of Surrealism are generally confined to looking at the Dali paintings at MoMA, exclaiming "well isn't that funny!", and then moving on to the more serious abstract art in the next gallery.
For many people, perceptions of Surrealism are generally confined to looking at the Dali paintings at MoMA, exclaiming "well isn't that funny!", and then moving on to the more serious abstract art in the next gallery.
For many people, perceptions of Surrealism are generally confined to looking at the Dali paintings at MoMA, exclaiming "well isn't…
Adam Hocker | November 18, 2019
In this panoramic portrait of Paris in the late-nineteenth century, the wildly gifted debut author Victoria Mas provides us with an entirely unique perspective on the city by portraying it through the lens of the women incarcerated in the notorious asylum l'Hospice de la Salpetriere. My top choice from this years rentree litteraire!
In this panoramic portrait of Paris in the late-nineteenth century, the wildly gifted debut author Victoria Mas provides us with an entirely unique perspective on the city by portraying it through the lens of the women incarcerated in the notorious asylum l'Hospice de la Salpetriere. My top choice from this…
In this panoramic portrait of Paris in the late-nineteenth century, the wildly gifted debut author Victoria Mas provides us with…
Adam Hocker | October 10, 2019
Written in rich sprawling sentences, and abounding in details that would make both Emile Zola and Cormac McCarthy proud, Animalia is among the finest pieces of contemporary French fiction in translation that I have read in a long time. 
Written in rich sprawling sentences, and abounding in details that would make both Emile Zola and Cormac McCarthy proud, Animalia is among the finest pieces of contemporary French fiction in translation that I have read in a long time. 
Written in rich sprawling sentences, and abounding in details that would make both Emile Zola and Cormac McCarthy proud, Animalia is among…
Adam Hocker | September 18, 2019
The arrival of a child has of course been explored from every conceivable angle. But maternity leave and the return to work? Nary a word. Consider this novel a correction, and one that will hopefully lead to more discussion of a hitherto under-explored subject.
The arrival of a child has of course been explored from every conceivable angle. But maternity leave and the return to work? Nary a word. Consider this novel a correction, and one that will hopefully lead to more discussion of a hitherto under-explored subject.
The arrival of a child has of course been explored from every conceivable angle. But maternity leave and the return…