About | Steerforth Press

When four partners launched Steerforth Press in 1993, its first catalog featured “Manifesto for a New Press” which declared “Our interests fall into no category, no field, no niche; our 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.” Though Steerforth publishes primarily new works of narrative nonfiction and quality fiction, through the years we have produced a range of titles on a variety of topics, from memoirs and cookbooks to travel writing and rediscoveries. The books we have published demonstrate that a small independent house, publishing with sophistication and energy, can have an outsized impact on our culture and society.

Founders and publishers: Alan Lelchuk, Michael Moore (1941 – 2014), Thomas Powers and Chip Fleischer.

Fiction editor: Roland Pease.

Director of publishing operations and foreign rights: Helga Schmidt.

Editorial Advisors: Mary Catherine Bateson, Jack Beatty, Sara Bershtel, Blair Fuller, Martin Garbus, Edward Hoagland, Terry McDonell, Noel Perrin (1927-2004), William Pritchard, Martin Sherwin, Page Stegner, Wallace Stegner (1909-1993), William Strachan, and Richard Todd.

You can find us on NetGalley or Edelweiss.


The Book of Matt The Thing About December The Commandant of Lubizec I Heard You Paint Houses

Written by Stephen Jimenez

Written by Donal Ryan

Written by Patrick Hicks

Written by Charles Brandt

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