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Two Dollar Radio is an internationally recognized family-run press founded in 2005 by Eric Obenauf and Eliza Wood-Obenauf, a husband-and-wife team with a love of books. Two Dollar Radio books have been adapted to film (I Smile Back, starring Sarah Silverman), honored by the National Book Foundation, finalists for the Los Angeles TimesBook Prize, picked as "Editors' Choice" selections by The New York Times Book Review, and made year-end best-of lists at O, The Oprah Magazine, NPR, Time Out New York, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon, The Believer, Chicago Tribune, Rolling Stone, San Francisco Chronicle, and others.
The Brooklyn Rail praised Two Dollar Radio for publishing "some of the finest works of contemporary fiction in the past few years," and The Los Angeles Times wrote that the husband-and-wife indie press is providing the industry with "an air of possibility, the belief that the future was very much in play." Read more about our press here:About Us.
To find out more about each book, read reviews, learn about the authors, and view sneak peeks, hop on over to the All Books page, and you'll see our available list sorted from newest to oldest.
Two Dollar Radio is a family-run outfit founded in 2005 with the mission to reaffirm the cultural and artistic spirit of the publishing industry.
We aim to do this by presenting bold works of literary merit, each book, individually and collectively, providing a sonic progression that we believe to be too loud to ignore.
Check out the ABOUT US section to read more...
Q+A with Rodrigo Restrepo Montoya about The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos
Rodrigo Restrepo Montoya’s cool voice and poetic prose immediately drew me in to The Holy Days of Gregorio Pasos. I found the story of his young protagonist—a child of Colombian immigrants now living in the U.S., finding his way in... Read more →
Q+A with Robert Lopez about Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere
In March 2023, we are publishing the debut work of non-fiction by acclaimed fiction writer, Robert Lopez, a masterful consideration of memory and cultural preservation called Dispatches From Puerto Nowhere: An American Story of Assimilation and Erasure. The book dives deep... Read more →
Q+A with Kevin Maloney about The Red-Headed Pilgrim
I first encountered Kevin Maloney’s writing after picking up his novella The Cult of Loretta at an AWP conference several years ago, probably in Los Angeles. The prose was vibrant and hilarious and pulsed on the page; I remember tearing... Read more →