Farrar, Straus and Company was founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus and John C. Farrar. In 1964 Robert Giroux’s name was added to the roster and the company became Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children’s books. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including numerous National Book Awards, Pulitzer Prizes, and twenty-two Nobel Prizes in literature. Nobel Prize-winners include Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse, T. S. Eliot, Pär Lagerkvist, François Mauriac, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Salvatore Quasimodo, Nelly Sachs, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pablo Neruda, Eugenio Montale, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Czeslaw Milosz, Elias Canetti, William Golding, Wole Soyinka, Joseph Brodsky, Camilo José Cela, Nadine Gordimer, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, and Mario Vargas Llosa.
Poetry has always played a pivotal role on the Farrar, Straus and Giroux list, which boasts some of the greatest names in modern verse, ranging from Elizabeth Bishop, Ted Hughes, and Philip Larkin to John Ashbery, Thom Gunn, and Les Murray.
Fiction has an even greater international reach, distinguished by Michael Cunningham, Jonathan Franzen, Peter Høeg, Amitav Ghosh, Roberto Bolaño, Denis Johnson, Jamaica Kincaid, Marilynne Robinson, Bernard Malamud, Alice McDermott, Péter Nádas, Flannery O’Connor, Walker Percy, Richard Powers, Susan Sontag, Scott Turow, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Tom Wolfe.
History, art history, natural history, current affairs and science round out a strong list in nonfiction represented by Thomas Friedman, Philip Gourevitch, George Packer, Alex Ross, Michael Holroyd, William Langewiesche, Gina Kolata, Louis Menand, and John McPhee, among others.
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About Faber and Faber, Inc.
Faber and Faber, Inc., specializes in books on the arts and entertainment, pop culture, cultural criticism, and the media, with a special focus on film, theater, and music. Among its acclaimed authors are the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights David Auburn, Margaret Edson, and Doug Wright; Pulitzer finalists Richard Greenberg and Adam Rapp; British dramatists Tom Stoppard and David Hare; playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute; animator Richard Williams, best-selling culture writer Michael Walker, music journalist Chris Salewicz, and alternative rock icons Billy Corgan and Courtney Love.
About Sarah Crichton Books
Sarah Crichton Books, an imprint of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, publishes a wide variety of literary and commercial fiction and non-fiction. From A Long Way Gone, Ishmael Beah’s bestselling memoir of his time as a boy soldier, to Roy Blount’s witty celebration of words, Alphabet Juice, to Jason Goodwin’s mystery series set in 1830s Istanbul and featuring a eunuch detective, Sarah Crichton Books offers books to engage and delight all readers. For more from Sarah Crichton Books, visit FSG’s Book Keeping.
About Hill and Wang
Hill and Wang focuses on hardcover and softcover books of nonfiction written for the educated reader. The list is strong in American history, world history, and politics; among its authors are Roland Barthes, John Allen Paulos, William Cronon, Thomas Bender, William Poundstone, and Elie Wiesel.
About Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux publishes non-fiction science books for the general reader. The marriage of two internationally renowned, award-winning publishers, the imprint publishes a select number of titles that extend Scientific American magazine’s 165-year tradition of bringing the insights and developments in science and technology to the widest possible readership. For more about Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux books, visit scientificamerican.com.
About North Point Press
North Point Press specializes in hard and softcover literary nonfiction, with an emphasis on natural history, travel, ecology, music, food, and cultural criticism. Authors past and present include Peter Matthiessen, Evan Connell, Beryl Markham, A. J. Liebling, and M.F.K. Fisher.
About FSG Originals
FSG Originals are driven by voices that insist on being heard, stories that demand to be told, writers who are compelled to show us something new. They defy categorization and expectation. They are, in a word, original. For more about FSG Originals, visit www.fsgoriginals.com.
About Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Books for Young Readers publishes a wide range of books for toddlers through young adults. Known for its outstanding picture books, fiction, and nonfiction, its backlist includes three Caldecott Medal Books, ten Caldecott Honor Books, three Newbery Medal Books, nine Newbery Honor Books, three National Book Award winners, eleven National Book Award Finalists, three Michael L. Printz Honor Books, and two Robert F. Sibert Honor Books. In 1991 the company launched Mirasol/libros juveniles, in 1996 Frances Foster Books, and in 2002 Melanie Kroupa Books.
About Drawn and Quarterly
With cartoonists that have been instrumental in defining the literary comics medium for the past twenty years and a willingness to experiment with formats and concepts, Drawn & Quarterly has become one of the most influential art and literary comics publishers in North America, if not the whole world. Book lovers, who appreciate exceptional quality in literature and design, laud D+Q for creating elegant objects that transcend the boundaries of ibooks and comics. The New York Times Book Review, The Globe & Mail, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone,Print Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Time have all sung the praises of D+Q.
About Graywolf Press
In 1974, Graywolf’s founder Scott Walker embarked on a publishing adventure. Originally working out of a space provided by Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend, Washington, Graywolf soon moved in to a shop of its own, where the first books were produced for the reading public. Each book was painstakingly hand-set and hand-printed on treadle-operated machines. Their first full-length poetry book, Instructions to the Double by Tess Gallagher, had a small print run of fifteen hundred copies and sold out in four months. Since then, Graywolf has expanded its list to include novels, short stories, memoirs, essays, as well as poetry, and has discovered and/or promoted such writers as Elizabeth Alexander, Charles Baxter, Sven Birkerts, Linda Gregg, Eamon Grennan, Tony Hoagland, Jane Kenyon, William Kittredge, Per Petterson, Carl Phillips, William Stafford, and Brenda Ueland. A commitment to quality, and a willingness to embrace or invent new models, has kept Graywolf at the forefront of the small press movement. Today, Graywolf is considered one of the nation’s leading nonprofit literary publishers.