A matter of words



Azarel Press is an independent press dedicated to academic editing in the humanities and literary translation. Founded in 2017 in Amsterdam by Ilse Josepha Lazaroms, Azarel Press is embedded in a truly world-class network of writers, translators, editors, and scholars.



Azarel Press is dedicated to academic editing in the best sense of the word: as an active process between editor and writer that brings out – in a highly readable narrative form – the scholarship that you dedicated months or years of your life to.


While research is always already an act of translation – interpreting the sources and the subtleties of what you read – I combined this skill with my passion for literature in my translations of essays, short stories, and novels.


My regular writing assignments are for Tzum | Nexus | de Nederlandse Boekengids (Dutch Review of Books). I am a board member of the Joseph Roth Genootschap. My debut novel Vinter will appear with Uitgeverij Cossee in fall 2020.


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The calendar will be updated regularly.


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