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- College and K-12 (Common Core compatible)
Founded in 2011, Nortia Press is a boutique publisher of literary fiction and nonfiction with a global affairs bent. We publish trade books as well as academic titles for college and school classrooms.
- Literary Fiction
- Global Affairs
- Young Adult
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“Who knew war in Uganda could be hilarious as well as moving.”
—Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the New York Times
“A richly textured, carefully written novel.”
“A true feast of the senses.”
—Reza Aslan, bestselling author of No god but God and Zealot
“[A] gripping testament [that] may shake readers to their core.”
“Like the sectarian war itself, [it] is by turns poignant, brutal and inevitably tragic.”
—Gerry Boyle, author of Port City Black and White
“A wise, rueful tale for our times, unerringly told, by a masterful writer.”
—Toni Cohan, author of Canary and On Mexican Time
"Who knew war in Uganda could be hilarious as well as moving.” —Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times
“That rarest of things. . . a comedy that is truly funny.” —The Guardian
“This book will change your life. ★★★★★!” —Mirror
“So funny you almost feel guilty laughing.” —Reuters
"marvelously maverick." —Marie Claire
JANE BUSSMANN EXPLORES HOLLYWOOD,
WAR CRIMINALS, AND OTHER ABOMINATIONS IN
A Journey to the Dark Heart of Nameless Unspeakable Evil
Nortia Press (nor-TEE-ah) is a boutique publisher based in Orange County, California. We focus on literary fiction and nonfiction with a global affairs bent. Our catalog is handpicked and nurtured from inception to provide readers, booksellers and libraries with a select list of timely and engaging titles.
What Inspired Us
We built Nortia Press because we believe that small publishers are the future of this industry. Small is better because it means being nimble and responsive. Most of all, being small allows us to forge close creative partnerships with our authors in the spirit of the writer-editor relationships that were once the norm.
The criteria we use to select our books is straightforward. For fiction, we adopt titles of high literary merit that open our eyes to some part of the world, time in history, or profound social issue. For nonfiction, we embrace those books whose unique analytical vantage point help us rethink some issue of global consequence.
We hope you enjoy our selection.
Nathan Gonzalez is the founding publisher and executive editor of Nortia Press. A writer of two nonfiction books on Middle Eastern politics, Nathan built Nortia as a platform for authors to creatively engage readers who are passionate about global issues.
In addition to his work with Nortia, Nathan is a fellow with the Truman National Security Project, a part-time lecturer of Middle Eastern politics and international studies at California State University, Long Beach, and once in a blue moon an amateur composer of chamber and orchestral music. He holds a master of international affairs from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He speaks Spanish, Iranian Persian, German and Italian.
He can be reached at [email protected]
Prior to joining Nortia, Cheryl worked as a freelance writer, customer service specialist, and personal stylist. She continues to mentor students at the high school and college levels on Composition, English Literature, U.S. History and Art History.
Cheryl is passionate about Yoga, running, traveling and hiking with her two dogs, and she writes about fashion, health + wellness, and art + culture. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of California, Irvine, and is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese.
She can be reached at [email protected]
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cheryl [at] nortiapress.com
Authors and agents, please send a brief pitch with biographical information to: acquisitions [at] nortiapress.com
If a novel, please include the first 30 pages of the manuscript in the body of the e-mail. Do not send attachments, as these will not be opened.
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