Paul Olchvary, Publisher of New Europe Books

As the publisher of New Europe Books, whose titles are distributed globally by Penguin Random House, it has been my honor to publish two remarkable, critically acclaimed novels by Matt Ellis in recent years–one of them destined to take its place among the classics of expatriate literature, the other a riveting, intelligent fantasy chronicling the path of a young girl who becomes a child revolutionary when faced off against her city’s (child) dictator. Not only did these books (and another Matt has penned that I have had the pleasure to read) demonstrate his immense versatility as a writer, but I can also confirm that they came to my desk already meticulously edited and well crafted. In sum, Matt–who also happens to be an outstanding teacher of creative writing–is the real deal, and how. I can’t recommend him highly enough.