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 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…
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…