Since 2006, Editions Gallmeister has been dedicated to discovering the many facets of American literature. From East to West, American authors describe and question the beauty and contradictions of their vast territory and its inhabitants. West coast private detectives and East coast angling guides, traders in New York and forlorn cowboys all represent America in its plurality. These mythical icons, born out of the words of authors observing a changing world, become choice companions to explore this fascinating continent.
In the tradition of Thoreau and Emerson, writers such as Edward Abbey, David Vann and Pete Fromm are subtle observers of the natural world. Their work doesn't simply use nature as a framework for their stories: they make it a central element that profoundly marks the destiny of men. Other authors such as Craig Johnson, Trevanian and Benjamin Whitmer represent the dark side of this literature and guide us in their thrillers or crime novels through more obscure aspects of American society. Worthy heirs of Kerouac or Vonnegut, writers such as Tom Robbins and James McBride offer a rebellious and critical look at the American way of life, pointing out the flaws in the American dream.
Nearly 80 authors have already joined our publishing company, enriching with their many insights our outlook on a fascinating and complex country.