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Rest in Peace, Allan Kornblum

Allan Kornblum, founder of Coffee House Press, has died. - peoplewhowrite

Allan Kornblum, founder of Coffee House Press, has died. He was 65.


From David L. Ulin’s piece in the LA Times:

To understand the significance of Kornblum’s work at Toothpaste Press and Coffee House, we have to remember what the American publishing landscape looked like then. Largely homogenous, based in New York and bound by its own peculiar hierarchies, it was an exclusionary business for those who didn’t fit the mold.

Kornblum was one of the pioneers who changed that, publishing on his own terms, aesthetic and otherwise.

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