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About Us

Serious Books for Serious Readers…

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a tax-exempt, non profit corporation dedicated to strengthening the marketplace of ideas and engaging in educational activities to help preserve democratic culture.


Roger Kimball is editor and publisher of The New Criterion and President and Publisher of Encounter Books. He is also an art critic for the London Spectator and National Review.

Mr. Kimball is the author of several books, including The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art (Encounter Books, 2004), Art’s Prospect: The Challenge of Tradition in an Age of Celebrity (Ivan R. Dee, 2003), Lives of The Mind: The Use and Abuse of Intelligence from Hegel to Wodehouse (Ivan R. Dee, 2002), Experiments Against Reality: The Fate of Culture in the Postmodern Era (Ivan R. Dee, 2000), The Long March: How the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s Changed America (Encounter Books, 2000), and Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Our Higher Education (HarperCollins, 1990). A third edition of Tenured Radicals, revised and expanded, was published by Ivan R. Dee, in 2008.

Mr. Kimball lectures widely, has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, and has contributed to many publications here and in England, including The Times Literary Supplement, Modern Painters, Literary Review, The Wall Street Journal, The Public Interest, Commentary, The Spectator, The New York Times Book Review, The Sunday Telegraph, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, First Things, American Outlook, Crisis, National Review, and The National Interest.

Senior Staff

Nola Tully is the Executive Director of Operations. She is a writer and editor (Yes I Said Yes I Will Yes: A Celebration of James Joyce, Ullysses, and 100 Years of Bloomsday, Vintage, 2004). She also writes about photography and art, and has worked in various roles of publishing media since 1986.

Sam Schneider is Director of Marketing.

Lauren Miklos is our Director of Publicity.

Heather Ohle is Director of Production.

Katherine Wong is Production Manager.

Yi Deng is Operations Assistant.

Founding Publisher

The founding editor and currently a consultant to Encounter Books is Peter Collier. He has worked as an author and editor for the last thirty years. During that time, he has written novels, short stories and screenplays, along with best selling biographies. Referred to in the New York Times as “America’s premier biographer of dynastic tragedy,” Collier is best known for The Rockefellers: An American Dynasty; The Kennedys: An American Dream; The Fords: An American Epic; and Destructive Generation (all with David Horowitz). He is also the author of The Fondas: A Hollywood Dynasty and The Roosevelts: An American Saga. Recent books include Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty, with photographs by Nick Del Calzo, and The Anti-Chomsky Reader, co-edited with David Horowitz.


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Academic Review Copies

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