- Hill and Wang
Hill and Wang is a division of
Farrar, Straus and Girouxknown for its strong titles in American history, world history, and politics.
Hill and Wang was founded as an independent publishing house in 1956 by Arthur Wang and Lawrence Hill, who were both working at A. A. Wyn publishing company. They bought backlist books from Wyn and started Dramabooks, publishing plays in trade paperback, then a new format. The series included
Jean Cocteau, Arthur L. Kopitand Lanford Wilson. In 1959, Arthur Wang acquired Elie Wiesel's Holocaust memoir, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_(book) Night] , which had been turned down by more than a dozen publishers. They continued to build the Hill and Wang list to include such authors as Roland Barthes, Langston Hughes, and American historians Stanley Kutler and William Cronon. [cite web | title=Arthur W. Wang, Founder of a Bold Publishing House, Is Dead at 87 | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/19/arts/19wang.html | work= New York Times| date=Oct. 19th, 2005 | accessdate=2008-09-12]
In 1971, the two sold Hill & Wang to
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and the imprint continues to be recognized for its high quality nonfiction. More recently, it has published authors such as Philip Gura, John Allen Paulos, Melvyn Leffler, Thomas Bender, William Poundstone, Woody Holton, and Eric Rauchway.
The imprint also launched a graphic line, "Novel Graphics," when it published a graphic adaptation of the
9/11 Commission Reportby Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon. It has since published several graphic biographies and works of graphic journalism, and a graphic adaptation of the United States Constitution.
Winners of the
Nobel Peace Prize
Elie Wiesel(1986) Elie Wiesel, "Night" ( Hill & Wang, 1958; rpt. 2006).]
Finalists for the
National Book Award
Woody Holton, "Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution" ( Hill and Wang, 2007).
William Pfaff, "Barbarian Sentiments: How the American Century Ends" ( Hill and Wang, 1989).]
Nominee for the
National Book Critics Circle Award
Philip Gura, "American Transcendentalism" ( Hill and Wang, 2007).]
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