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Adam Parfrey
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BornApril 12, 1957(1957-04-12)
New York City, New York, United States
DiedMay 10, 2018(2018-05-10) (aged 61)
OccupationJournalist, editor, publisher
Known forFeral House, Process Media
Spouse(s)Jodi Wille (m. 2006–2011) «start: (2006)–end+1: (2012)»"Marriage: Jodi Wille to Adam Parfrey" Location: (linkback:
Parent(s)Woodrow Parfrey, Rosa Ellovich

Adam Parfrey (April 12, 1957 – May 10, 2018) was an American journalist, editor, and the publisher of Feral House books.[1] Parfrey co-founded Amok Press with Kenneth Swezey in New York in 1987.[2] Amok's first release was an English translation by Joachim Neugroschel of Joseph Goebbels's novel Michael.[3]

The partnership of Parfrey and Swezey as Amok published nine books, including You Can't Win, by Jack Black,[4] The Grand Guignol: Theatre of Fear and Terror, by Mel Gordon,[5] and Boxcar Bertha, with an Intro by Kathy Acker.[6]

Parfrey died on May 10, 2018 at the age of 61.[7]


  1. Conklin, Ellis E. (November 23, 2010). "For Adam Parfrey, Publishing the Unabomber's Book Is All In a Day's Work". Seattle Weekly. 
  2. Amok Books website indicating 1987 as founding year
  3. " Michael: A Novel (9780941693004): Joseph Goebbels, Joachim Neugroschel: Books". 
  4. "You Can't Win: The Autobiography of Jack Black: Jack Black: 9780941693073: Books". 
  5. " Grand Guignol: Theatre of Fear and Terror (9780941693080): Mel Gordon: Books". 
  6. "Boxcar Bertha: An Autobiography, As Told to Dr. Ben L. Reitman: Box-Car Bertha, Ben L. Reitman, Kathy Acker, Roger A. Bruns: 9780941693066: Books". 
  7. Haring, Bruce (May 11, 2018). "Adam Parfrey Dies: Feral House Publisher, Author And Editor Of Forbidden Knowledge Was 61". Retrieved May 11, 2018. 

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