What We're about

Modern Times Publishing is preparing for the future by returning to the past.

Like Charlie Chaplin – or Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty – we believe that the absurdity of reality has the power to either break our spirits down, or lift them up to existential heights.

Our first series, "Lost Canons," reissues books forgotten by some – but not all. Our second series, "Periodics," anthologizes magazines old and new.

Susan Schulman, Publisher

Susan is literary agent representing a wide list of clients, as well as several estates, including The Isaac Bashevis Singer Literary Trust, The Walter Tevis Family Trust, and The Terry Southern Literary Trust. Her agency produces books through its publishing arm, Goodreads Press, of which Modern Times is an imprint.

David Stromberg, Editorial Director

David is a writer, translator, and essayist, with a  long-held love for publishing. He has worked for TASCHEN America and Penguin Group (USA), and collaborated with small and independent presses on a variety of projects for over two decades. He publishes his own fiction and nonfiction, and is editor of the Isaac Bashevis Singer Literary Trust.

Auriane Benabou, Editorial Assistant

Auriane is a graduate of Brown University, where she pursued a BA in environmental studies and Slavic studies, and a MA in Slavic studies. She has been an Artists at Risk Fellow at PEN America and an editorial assistant at Restless Books. She is a Hachette Speakers Bureau and Communications Assistant at Hachette Book Group. 

Yara Ibrahim

Yara Ibrahim, Production Assistant

Yara received both her BA and MA in English Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she teaches language and writing skills. Her master's thesis focused on surveillance and memory in dystopian literature. She is an associate editor of Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas.