Daniel Simon

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Daniel Simon

"Simon's books include 'Run, Run, Run: The Lives of Abbie Hoffman, co-authored with Jack Hoffman (Tacher/Putnam, 1995), Van Gogh: Self Portraits by Pascal Bonafoux, translated by Daniel Simon (Wellfleet Press, 1989), Nonconformity: Writing on Writing by Nelson Algren, edited by Daniel Simon and C.S. O'Brien with an afterword by Daniel Simon (Seven Stories Press, 1996), and the 50th Anniversary Critical Edition of The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren, edited by Daniel Simon and William J. Savage (Seven Stories Press, 1999).

"Simon is a graduate of Columbia College (1979) and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences of Columbia University (1982), where he was a fellow. He received a Certificat d'Etudes from the Université de Tours (1977), and was a Silver Medallist in Contrebasse Studies at the Conservatoire de Versailles (1981).

"While an assistant editor at W.W. Norton in 1983, Simon began editing books on the side for Glenn Thompson of Writers and Readers. Mr. Thompson offered Simon an imprint the next year, to allow him to reissue the works of Nelson Algren, which at that time were completely out of print; these books were published under the "Dan Simon/Four Walls Eight Windows" imprint. For the next eleven years, Simon edited and published books independently. In 1995 he founded Seven Stories Press, with many of the writers he had published in the prior decade.

"In 1996 Simon was named a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, by order of the French Minister of Culture.

"Read Daniel Simon's Nation articles:

"Keepers of the Word". "Algren's Question" "Literature's Candida" [1]

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  1. Daniel Simon, Seven Stories Press, accessed December 18, 2007.