- 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 Housein 1960 and is now part of the Knopf Publishing Group at Random House. The publishing house is known for its borzoitrademark (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 fictionand 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 Vachssand 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".
* [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 Centerat the University of Texas at Austin
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