Alfred A. Knopf


Alfred A. Knopf

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. is a New York publishing house, founded by Alfred A. Knopf in 1915. It was acquired by Random House in 1960 and is now part of the Knopf Publishing Group at Random House. The publishing house is known for its borzoi trademark (shown at right). Many of its hardcover books later appear as "Vintage" paperbacks. Vintage is a sister imprint under the Knopf Publishing Group.

A prominent publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction, Knopf's list of authors includes Yann Martel, John Banville, Carl Bernstein, Robert Caro, Willa Cather, John Cheever, Julia Child, Michael Crichton, Bill Clinton, Joan Didion, Fernanda Eberstadt, Bret Easton Ellis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Thomas Kean, John Keegan, Lee H. Hamilton, Carl Hiaasen, Jack London, Thomas Mann, Gabriel García Márquez, Ian McEwan, P. D. Ouspensky, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Paolini, Henry Petroski, Anne Rice, Susan Swan, Donna Tartt, Anne Tyler, Nancy Tyler, John Updike, Andrew Vachss and James D. Watson.

Since its founding Knopf has paid close attention to design and typographyFact|date=April 2007, employing some of the United States' most recognized book designers and typographers including, Carol Devine Carson, William Addison Dwiggins, Steven Heller, Chip Kidd, Bruce Rogers, Rudolf Ruzicka, and Beatrice Warde.

In 1991, the Knopf group revived the "Everyman's Library" series, originally published in England in the early twentieth century. This series consists of classics of world literature in affordable hardcover editions. The series has grown over the years to include lines of "Children's Classics" and "Pocket Poets".

External links

* [http://www.aaknopf.com/ The Borzoi Reader Online] - Knopf's official website
* [http://www.knopfspeakersbureau.com/ The Knopf Speakers Bureau] - Knopf's Lecture Bureau
* [http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/research/fa/knopf.html Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Records, 1873-1996] at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin


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