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 | June 3, 2021
it is no surprise that Artaud found kinship in the figure of Vincent Van Gogh, whose tortured life and exceptional talents mirrored his own. Outraged at the French psychiatrist François-Joachim Beer's public assessment of Van Gogh as a madman during a retrospective exhibit of his work in 1947, Artaud decided to write a poem/essay in defense of the great artist…
it is no surprise that Artaud found kinship in the figure of Vincent Van Gogh, whose tortured life and exceptional talents mirrored his own. Outraged at the French psychiatrist François-Joachim Beer's public assessment of Van Gogh as a madman during a retrospective exhibit of his work in 1947, Artaud decided…
it is no surprise that Artaud found kinship in the figure of Vincent Van Gogh, whose tortured life and exceptional…
Adam Hocker | May 11, 2021
This book is a gem for anyone who appreciates unusual music and will nourish the eyes and ears of those with a taste for the off-kilter. Honestly, the list of essential albums at the end is worth the price of admission in itself!
This book is a gem for anyone who appreciates unusual music and will nourish the eyes and ears of those with a taste for the off-kilter. Honestly, the list of essential albums at the end is worth the price of admission in itself!
This book is a gem for anyone who appreciates unusual music and will nourish the eyes and ears of those…
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…