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Carol Devine founded Vauve Press in 1992. She'd just submitted her Master of Science thesis on Tibetan women's involvement in human rights and freedom issues. Readers said, 'You should publish it'.

Impatient to get the word out, with a Macintosh Classic, talented friends and the encouragement of an academic she'd never met who said, "Go for it", sending a [small] cheque, Carol started this independent press.

Since then she published three more books with and about terrific people and places, did a book translation  and started a project about glaciers. Three of four books she published were picked up by other publishers.

Publishing is a side project - a labour of love sharing stories to be told.

image: Alexander von Humboldt, Chimborazo volcano, Equador 1810

What's Vauve: Carol was into Fauvism at the time of setting up the press but the name Fauve was taken and she couldn't afford more name searches so made up the word Vauve in honour of the Fauvists ("wild beasts",  a loose group of early twentieth-century modern artists) and perhaps was subconsciously inspired by the Veuve Clicquot (Madame Barbe-Nicole Clicquot) who said,

invent the things of tomorrow… go before others, be determined and exacting… let your intelligence direct your life. Act with audacity. circa 1850.
 

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Carol Devine, Publisher

contact: carol@caroldevine.org

@vauvepress

@caroldevine