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Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press
Indie spotlight: Pushkin Press

When Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won Oscars for its costumes, makeup, score and production design, it swept something else along in its winning tide: Austrian writer Stefan Zweig. The long-deceased author, who wrote in German, penned the personal stories that were the film's inspiration. Zweig comes to American bookstores courtesy of Pushkin Press, a British-based publisher focused on modern classics, mostly translated works. To kick off a new occasional series focusing on independent presses, we turn to Pushkin Press publisher and managing director, Adam Freudenheim. Born in Baltimore, Freudenheim has lived in Britain since 1997. He took over the...