Viking Press

Viking Press

Viking Press is an American publishing company currently owned by Penguin Books. It was founded in New York City on March 1, 1925 by Harold K. Guinzburg and George S. Oppenheim. The firm's name and logo –- a Viking ship drawn by Rockwell Kent -– were meant to evoke the ideas of exploration and enterprise implied by the word "Viking".

The house has been home to many prominent authors of fiction, non-fiction, and play scripts. Viking authors have received five Nobel Prizes for Literature and one Nobel Peace Prize; their books have won numerous Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and other important literary prizes.

Viking currently publishes approximately 100 books a year. It is notable for publishing both successful commercial fiction and acclaimed literary fiction and non-fiction. Viking's paperbacks are published by Penguin Books. Viking's current president is Clare Ferraro.

The Viking Children's Book department was established in 1933; its founding editor was May Massee. Its books have won the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, and include such perennial favorites as "Corduroy", "Make Way for Ducklings", " The Outsiders", "Pippi Longstocking", and "The Story of Ferdinand". Its paperbacks are published by Puffin Books, which includes the Speak and Firebird imprints. Viking Children's current president and publisher is Regina Hayes.

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* [ Viking Press history]
* [ Viking Children's Books history]

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