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 | 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…
Adam Hocker | June 19, 2019
The Missing of Clairdelune firmly establishes Christelle Dabos as one of the most gifted French-language authors at work today in any genre for any age, and I for one cannot wait to see what this astonishing piece of fiction blossoms into in the next volume.   
The Missing of Clairdelune firmly establishes Christelle Dabos as one of the most gifted French-language authors at work today in any genre for any age, and I for one cannot wait to see what this astonishing piece of fiction blossoms into in the next volume.   
The Missing of Clairdelune firmly establishes Christelle Dabos as one of the most gifted French-language authors at work today in any genre…
Adam Hocker | May 8, 2019
In the entire body of French literature, there is arguably no greater nor more famous expression of love towards one's mother than that of Marcel Proust in A la recherche du temps perdu. From Swann's Way to Time Regained, the text abounds in references that the narrator makes to just how extraordinary and remarkable he finds his maman to be.…
In the entire body of French literature, there is arguably no greater nor more famous expression of love towards one's mother than that of Marcel Proust in A la recherche du temps perdu. From Swann's Way to Time Regained, the text abounds in references that the narrator makes to just…
In the entire body of French literature, there is arguably no greater nor more famous expression of love towards one's…
Adam Hocker | March 4, 2019
A poetic and lyrical account of a profoundly harrowing event, Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau is a remarkable short novel, whose low page count belies an intensity and passion generally only found in epics.
A poetic and lyrical account of a profoundly harrowing event, Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau is a remarkable short novel, whose low page count belies an intensity and passion generally only found in epics.
A poetic and lyrical account of a profoundly harrowing event, Slave Old Man by Patrick Chamoiseau is a remarkable short…