Some good news: as Publishers Weekly reports, Deep Vellum Publishing will relaunch the Dalkey Archive in April 2022.
Deep Vellum acquired Dalkey Archive Press in November 2020, and continued to run Dalkey Archive as a distinct imprint; since the purchase, Dalkey Archive has continued to publish books. But the 2022 Dalkey Archive relaunch, as they told Publishers Weekly, is a “restructure and rebrand”: it will include a collection of reissued backlist books, as well as new frontlist fiction titles. The Dalkey Scholarly Series, launched in 1992, will also continue with Steve Spalding’s Minuit and Robert Von Hallberg’s Monogamy.
The Dalkey Archive Essentials series—a collection of reissues from the backlist, launching in April 2022—will include work by Anne Carson, David Markson, Flann O’Brien, Ishmael Reed, and Marguerite Young. Ten titles will be released in the first season, and the Dalkey Archive plans to reissue around ten titles per season.
Dalkey Archive will also begin publishing frontlist books in April 2022; the inaugural list will begin with a reissue of Vincent O. Carter’s Bern Book. The list will include both translations and English-language originals from debut authors: books to be published include Vladimir Sorokin’s Their Four Hearts, Dashiel Carrera’s The Deer, Emily Hall’s The Longcut, and Ashton Politanoff’s You’ll Like It Here. Fourteen frontlist titles will be published in spring/summer 2022, and seventeen are planned for fall/winter 2022. Hooray!