Mission | Background | Outreach | Staff | Board
Bellevue Literary Press has been publishing prize-winning books since 2007 and is the first and only nonprofit press dedicated to literary fiction and nonfiction at the intersection of the arts and sciences. We believe that science and literature are natural companions for understanding the human experience. Our ultimate goal is to promote science literacy in unaccustomed ways and offer new tools for thinking about our world.
“Paul Harding had trouble finding a home for his debut novel, Tinkers. He signed with Bellevue Literary Press, a small publisher. . . . Then it won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize . . . These stories hearten struggling writers and everyone else who struggles too . . . These stories, finally, tell us that a healthy book industry is a diverse one . . . The more gatekeepers, the better.” —New York Times Editorial Board
Bellevue Literary Press is a project of the New York University School of Medicine. While our standards reflect NYU’s excellence in scholarship, humanistic medicine, and science, we are not a university press. BLP is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and depends on contributions from individuals and foundations for its operations.
Our books are distributed nationwide to bookstores and other outlets, including wholesalers, libraries, and specialty markets, by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution.
Educational and Community Outreach
Bellevue Literary Press strives to publish books that enrich and engage, and also to provide a platform for lively discussion and debate. By collaborating with academic and community organizations we are able to extend the reader’s experience beyond the page and inspire lively discourse in a variety of private and public venues including classrooms, clinics, libraries, scientific studies conferences, academic panels, and public forums.
Read more about the current activities in which BLP is involved.
Erika Goldman, Publisher and Editorial Director, has been an editor of fiction and nonfiction for over twenty years at several major publishing houses in New York City, including St. Martin’s Press, Charles Scribner’s Sons, Simon & Schuster and W. H. Freeman. A recipient of the Jerusalem International Book Fair Editorial fellowship, she has taught at New York University’s Center for Publishing and in the Creative Nonfiction Mentoring Program. She is an instructor at the New York University School of Medicine, Division of Medical Humanities.
Leslie Hodgkins, Associate Editor, has an MA in English from the University of Buffalo where he took courses in both the Poetics Program and the Center for Psychoanalysis and the Study of Culture. He is a strong supporter of independent publishing and has worked for RE/Search Publications in San Francisco and interned at Archipelago Books in Brooklyn.
Adam Beaudoin, Editorial Assistant, previously worked at the Irene Skolnick Literary Agency and the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses. He attended Oberlin College (BA English, 2010), where he received honors in creative writing.
Molly Mikolowski, Publicity and Marketing. Before joining BLP, Molly worked for Coffee House Press for ten years, where she acted as their Marketing, Publicity and Sales Director. The daughter of letterpress publishers, she has also worked as a bookseller and now runs A Literary Light, which helps independent publishers finds the broadest possible audience for their books.
Janna Rademacher, Development and Finance. Janna worked at Graywolf Press for fifteen years, ten of which as Managing Director. She began her career in books by working for Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore and The Tattered Cover.
Joe Gannon, Production & Design. Joe has 37 years of experience in all aspects of book writing, editing, design, production, and distribution. He is the owner of a publishing services company, Mulberry Tree Press, Inc., and teaches at Hofstra University. He is the author of thirteen nonfiction titles.
Our Founding Publisher
Jerome Lowenstein, M.D., President and Founding Publisher, is the Nonfiction Editor for Bellevue Literary Review. He has been Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine since 1977 and a practicing physician for over four decades. In 1979 he initiated the Program for Humanistic Aspects of Medical Education at New York University School of Medicine, which has become the model for many other similar programs at medical schools across the country. He is the author of Henderson’s Equation (Gadd Books, 2008), The Midnight Meal and Other Essays about Doctors, Patients, and Medicine (University of Michigan Press, 2005) and Acid and Basics: A Guide to Understanding Acid-Base Physiology (Oxford University Press, 1993). He is the recipient of the 2008-2009 NYU Distinguished Teaching Award.
Joaquin Lowe, Intern, previously worked at Tin House books. He holds an MA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Our Board of Advisors
Martin Blaser: Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine; Professor; Director, Human Microbiome Program; NYU Langone Medical Center
Arthur L. Caplan: Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor; Director, Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Population Health; NYU Langone Medical Center
Erika Goldman: Publisher and Editorial Director
Leslie Hodgkins: Associate Editor
Thomas Campbell Jackson: Founder, The Zeitblom Fund
Jerome Lowenstein: President and Founding Publisher
Eric Manheimer: Medical Director Bellevue Hospital 1997-2012, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine
Danielle Ofri: Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review
Daniel Ray: Marketing Research Consultant
Jan Vilcek: Professor of Microbiology, New York University Langone Medical Center
Mieko Willoughby: Executive Vice President, Headlands Asset Management, LLC
Ronna Wineberg: Senior Fiction Editor, Bellevue Literary Review