Jill Schoolman founded Archipelago Books in 2003 after working with Seven Stories Press for three years in the editorial department. She graduated from Yale University with a BA in Literature in '92. She was selected to participate in editors' exchange programs in France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Bulgaria, Catalonia, and Argentina. Recently Jill was named a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Archipelago Books is a not-for-profit press devoted exclusively to international prose and poetry. Archipelago has published more than 125 titles from more than 30 languages in its first twelve years. Schoolman is also the editor of the Pirogue Collective's Imagine Africa journal devoted to contemporary African writing and art.