Steerforth Press

Steerforth Press was founded in 1993. Our only tests of a book’s worth are whether it has been written well, is intended to engage the full attention of the reader, and has something new or important to say.

Spotlight on Dawn Powell: More from Dawn Powell: Hanover Publisher Services:
turn magic wheel

“Very likely my best, simplest, most original book.”

— Dawn Powell, who would have turned 120 in 2016, of Turn, Magic Wheel, which was first released 80 years ago.

time to be born dawn powell wicked pavilion
diaries of dawn powell locusts have no king my home is far away
angels on toast dance night sunday monday and always

“Here it is, that infinitely distinguished thing, a dead writer so full of charm and derring-do that literature’s canon makers should sit back, smile and say, Dawn Powell, where have you been all our lives?”

— Margo Jefferson, The New York Times

Steerforth Press titles are distributed by Penguin Random House alongside titles from these other independent houses:


Publisher of contemporary and classic international literature


Graphic novels that include classics, heroes, mythology and more


Adult and young adult literature from and about Eastern Europe


Adult literature and children’s books, from timeless classics to contemporary

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