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 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…
Adam Hocker | December 1, 2020
At a time when information overwhelms and a toxic level of cognitive dissonance prevails all around us, it is a relief and a pleasure to sit down with Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate—the latest book by the always wonderful Daniel Mendelsohn.
At a time when information overwhelms and a toxic level of cognitive dissonance prevails all around us, it is a relief and a pleasure to sit down with Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate—the latest book by the always wonderful Daniel Mendelsohn.
At a time when information overwhelms and a toxic level of cognitive dissonance prevails all around us, it is a…
Adam Hocker | November 17, 2020
This short and blistering novel is richly poetic, its language overflowing with the despair and futility that only the injustice of history can bring.
This short and blistering novel is richly poetic, its language overflowing with the despair and futility that only the injustice of history can bring.
This short and blistering novel is richly poetic, its language overflowing with the despair and futility that only the injustice…
Adam Hocker | November 13, 2020
Kannjawou is a lesson in human resilience, showing us how we can persevere even in the most difficult circumstances; as well as a warning of how we cannot escape the past.
Kannjawou is a lesson in human resilience, showing us how we can persevere even in the most difficult circumstances; as well as a warning of how we cannot escape the past.
Kannjawou is a lesson in human resilience, showing us how we can persevere even in the most difficult circumstances; as…
Adam Hocker | November 13, 2020
This book is essential reading for anyone who is curious about how our current economy and society is structured — as well as how we got here. Like Foucault's best work, "Il faut s'adapter" is a remarkable map of our history as well as a guide for changing the present. A staggering achievement!
This book is essential reading for anyone who is curious about how our current economy and society is structured — as well as how we got here. Like Foucault's best work, "Il faut s'adapter" is a remarkable map of our history as well as a guide for changing the present.…
This book is essential reading for anyone who is curious about how our current economy and society is structured —…