From the poetry of Robert Frost to classic works by Robert Louis Stevenson, Erich Fromm, and Norman Mailer, Henry Holt and Company has, for almost a century and a half, published writers that define their era and endure far beyond it. Founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt, Henry Holt is one of the oldest trade publishers in the United States. Today the company continues to build upon its illustrious history by publishing bestselling, award-winning books in the areas of literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, history, biography, politics, current events, science, psychology, and books for children and young adults. In addition to the Henry Holt imprint, the company also publishes books under the Metropolitan Books, Times Books, Holt Paperbacks, Picador, Books For Young Readers, Square Fish, and Audio Renaissance imprints. Each imprint offers a distinctive list of books that contributes to the spectrum of views and voices that Henry Holt brings to readers of all ages each day.
The flagship imprint of Henry Holt and Company continues to carry on the house’s long history of publishing books of high quality that appeal to a diverse and substantial readership. Under the Henry Holt imprint, the company publishes fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the following categories: literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, history, current events, social science, adventure, biography, and psychology. Maintaining the award- winning tradition of the imprint, Henry Holt titles have in recent years won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. The Henry Holt list features such acclaimed authors as Paul Auster, Rick Atkinson, John Banville, Phil Caputo, Robert Frost,Tony Horwitz, Hilary Mantel and Bill O’Reilly
Metropolitan Books, established in 1995, publishes American and international fiction and nonfiction. With a mission to introduce unconventional, uncompromising and sometimes controversial voices, Metropolitan publishes titles in categories ranging from world history to American politics, foreign fiction to graphic novels, social science to current affairs. In 2003 Metropolitan launched The American Empire Project, a collection of books dedicated to bringing progressive voices on U.S. politics and policy to mainstream audiences. Writers such as Barbara Ehrenreich, Atul Gawande, Susan Faludi, Orlando Figes, Tom Segev, Noam Chomsky, and Thomas Frank are featured on the Metropolitan list. Regardless of the writer or topic, Metropolitan always upholds its commitment to diversity, distinction, and surprise.
Times Books is a publishing partnership between The New York Times and Henry Holt and Company. Times Books publishes quality nonfiction books in the fields of politics, current events, international relations, history, science, and American society and culture. Approximately half of the imprint’s books are written by New York Times reporters, and the rest are written by some of America’s leading intellectuals, journalists, and public figures; all of these works are informed by their authors’ unparalleled expertise on the most important issues of our day. Times Books is also the home of the American Presidents Series of brief biographies of the presidents of the United States, for which Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., serves as general editor. The Times Books list includes works by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn, Linda Greenhouse, Gary Hart, Stephen Kinzer, Bill McKibben, Jeffrey Rosen, Michael Shermer, and David Weinberger.
Holt Paperbacks publishes reprints from all the company’s adult imprints including Henry Holt, Metropolitan Books, and Times Books. Holt Paperbacks also publishes original trade paperbacks across all the categories that Henry Holt focuses on, including literary fiction, mysteries and thrillers, history, current events, social science, adventure, biography and memoir, personal development, and psychology. Whether as an original or reprint, every book on the Holt Paperbacks list strives to deliver to the paperback reader the same high caliber of information and entertainment that is the hallmark of all Henry Holt publications. Acclaimed and bestselling authors published under the Holt Paperbacks imprint include Rick Atkinson, Noam Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Harville Hendrix, Julie Morgenstern, and Stacy Schiff.
Henry Holt Books for Younger Readers
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers is known for publishing quality titles for preschoolers through young adults, including bestselling and award-winning picture books, chapter books, novels, graphic novels, and nonfiction. Covering a wide variety of genres, our books feature imaginative authors and illustrators who inspire young readers. Our list includes classic picture book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?; Caldecott Honor Winners In the Small, Small Pond and Hondo and Fabian; Newbery Honor Winner Scary Stories For Young Foxes, and National Book Award Winner When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Recent best-sellers include The Legacy of Orïsha series, Firekeeper’s Daughter, The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise, Mixed, and Llama Destroys the World.