House of a Thousand Floors  is a 2016 INDIES Finalist in the Science Fiction category. 

The latest release is Castle and Cathedral in Modern Prague (Longing for the sacred in a skeptical age). 

CEU Press participates in the Leipzig Book Fair, March 23-26.

The Stranger, the Tears, the Photograph, the Touch (Divine presence in Spain and Europe since 1500): a selection of pictures from this forthcoming book is going to be displayed in the Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House from March 23.

How They Lived, volume 2 by András Koerner: book launch took place at the Center for Jewish History, New York on March 14, 2017, moderated by Frank Mecklenburg, Director of Research and Chief Archivist at Leo Baeck Institute.

Book launch and panel discussion of Twenty-five Sides of a Post-Communist Mafia State with Bálint Magyar, Júlia Vásárhelyi, András Bozóki, and Balázs Trencsényi was held on March 10, 2017 at the Budapest campus of the Central European University.

2017 Spring/Summer Catalog is available for download.

Roma-Gypsy Presence in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, 15th-18th Centuries by Lech Mróz received honorable mention for the Kulczycki Book Prize in Polish Studies.

On Holocaust Memorial Day CEU Press offered a selection of texts and photos from recent publications of the press.

Top five CEU Press titles by number of copies sold in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Post-Communist Mafia State
Arguing it Out
Hybrid Renaissance

Top five by sales revenue in 2016:
With Their Backs to the Mountains
How They Lived
Art Beyond Borders
Nationalizing Empires
Holocaust in Hungary

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Writing Europe
What is European about the Literatures of Europe?
Essays from 33 European Countries

Ursula Keller is a publicist, film-maker, and dramaturg at the Literaturhaus Hamburg.
Ilma Rakusa is an author, writer, literary scholar and translator living in Zurich.

What do we mean by Europe? Thirty-three renowned authors from 33 European countries attempt an answer-in serious, ironic, skeptical, or optimistic tones. Their essays, written for the symposium held at the Literaturhaus Hamburg in 2003, reflect the astonishing diversity of European cultures. Not only are the style and experience of the individual authors remarkable for their distinctiveness, but their perspectives and views also appear to have little in common-at first glance.

The editors have created a unique literary project, a milestone in the vitally necessary cultural discourse about Europe.

Ursula Keller Germany Ilma Rakusa Switzerland Goubergur Bergsson Island Andrei Bitov Russia Hans Maarten van den Brink The Netherlands Mircea Cartarescu Romania Stefan Chwin Poland Ales Debeljak Slovenia Jorn Donner Finland Mario Fortunato Italy Eugenio Fuentes Spain Jans Christian Grondahl Denmark Durs Grunbein Germany Daniela Hodrova Czech Republic Panos Ioannides Cyprus Mirela Ivanova Bulgaria Lidia Jorge Portugal Dzevad Karahasan Bosnia Fatos Lubonja Albania Adolf Muschg Switzerland Peter Nadas Hungary Emine Sevgi Ozdamar Turkey Geir Pollen Norway Jean Rouaud France Robert Schindel Austria Ivan Strpka Slovakia Richard Swartz Sweden Nikos Themelis Greece Emil Tode Estonia Colm Toibin Ireland Jean-Philippe Toussaint Belgium Dubravka Ugresic Croatia Dragan Velikic Serbia Tomas Venclova Lithuania Mara Zalite Latvia

372 pages
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