Monkfish is an independent press publishing spiritual and literary books from a diverse range of perspectives. Genres include memoirs, wisdom literature, fiction, and scholarly works of thought. Monkfish books appeal to the seasoned or novice seeker as well as to the general public looking for reliable sources on spirituality. The readers we had in mind when we began Monkfish in 2002 were devoted spiritual seekers, the type whose passion for the spiritual quest would lead them to read across a dazzling array of traditions: Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Native American and more. It has always been our intent to publish works of spiritual authenticity for the general public as well as the specialist and scholar.
Monkfish books are available in bookstores, libraries, universities, and online. Monkfish books are distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution in the US, by Publishers Group Canada and Raincoast in Canada, and by Macmillan Distribution overseas. Contributors and authors of Monkfish include Ram Dass, Bernie Glassman, Huston Smith, Robert Thurman, Cynthia Bourgeault, Matthew Fox, Rupert Sheldrake, Terrance McKenna, Ralph Abraham, Toinette Lippe, Jacob Needleman, Rami Shapiro, Mirabai Starr, Tessa Bielecki, Elizabeth Cunningham, Brad Warner, Dudjon Rinpoche, Kalu Rinpoche, Mother Teresa, Brother David Stendl-Rast, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Netanel Miles-Yepez, Arthur Green, Perle Besserman, Tamam Kahn, Lex Hixon, DT Suzuki, Rabrindranath Tagore, H.G Wells, Colin Wilson, Allen Ginsberg and Alan Watts.
Monkfish’s eclectic mixture of spirituality books, while dealing with timeless subjects, nearly always shed light on topical concerns, and have been widely discussed and reviewed in newspapers such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Kansas City Star, and Atlanta-Journal Constitution; in the publishing trade such as Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Booklist and Kirkus; and in the spirituality media such as Yoga Journal, Spirituality and Health and Beliefnet.