With one of its latest publications, the MIT Press is breaking new ground — and reaching out to new audiences.
“The Curie Society” is a STEM-themed action-adventure graphic novel for young adults, the first publication in this genre in the press’s nearly 60-year history.
“You would be forgiven if you didn’t expect to see this book come from an academic publisher,” says Jermey Matthews, acquisitions editor at the MIT Press. “The MIT Press has done fiction before. We publish STEM extensively. And we even recently released two well-received graphic books: ‘The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe’and ‘A Brief History of Feminism.’ Still, publishing a novel for a young adult audience is breaking new ground.”
Source: “The MIT Press breaks new ground with STEM-themed young-adult graphic fiction”, MIT Press