phoneme |ˈfōnēm| noun

1 any of the perceptually distinct units of sound in a specified language that distinguish one word from another

2a non-profit publisher of curious books for curious people

Phoneme Media‘s inaugural 2015 season features books translated from Portuguese, Russian, Uyghur, Arabic, Serbian, Mazatec, Isthmus Zapotec, Tzotzil, Yucatec Maya, Huastecan Nahuatl, Zoque,  Spanish, and Korean.

2015’s single-author books have been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Translation Grant, a Pen/Heim Translation Fund Grant, and a New York State Council on the Arts Translation Grant, all awarded to our outstanding women translators, which make up 50% of Phoneme’s talented translation team, a percentage we intend to increase in years to come.