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Colophon of the publisher Alfred A. Knopf.
Colophon of the publisher 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). After a year in publication, its hardcover books are published as Vintage paperbacks. Image File history File links BorzoiLOGO.png‎ Logotype of the publisher Alfred A. Knopf This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Image File history File links BorzoiLOGO.png‎ Logotype of the publisher Alfred A. Knopf This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... Alfred A. Knopf photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, March 31, 1935 Alfred A. Knopf (September 12, 1892 – August 11, 1984) was a leading American publisher of the 20th century, founder of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. ... 1915 (MCMXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... Random House is a publishing division of the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann based in New York City. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The Borzoi is a breed of dog also called the Russian Wolfhound. ... Vintage Books was founded in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf as a trade paperback home for its authors. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


A prominent publisher of distinguished hardcover fiction and nonfiction, Knopf's list of authors includes John Banville, 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, Thomas Mann, Gabriel García Márquez, Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Christopher Paolini, Anne Rice, Susan Swan, Anne Tyler, Nancy Tyler, John Updike, Andrew Vachss and James D. Watson. A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) book is bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with cloth or heavy paper) and a stitched spine. ... Fiction (from the Latin fingere, to form, create) is storytelling of imagined events and stands in contrast to non-fiction, which makes factual claims about reality. ... Non-fiction is a truthful account or representation of a subject which is composed of facts. ... John Banville (born 8 December 1945) is an Irish novelist and journalist. ... Robert Allan Caro (born October 30, 1935) is a biographer most noted for his studies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson. ... Willa Cather photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1936 Wilella Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873[1] – April 24, 1947) is among the most eminent American authors. ... John Cheever (May 27, 1912–June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer, sometimes called the Chekhov of the suburbs. ... Julia Child (August 15, 1912–August 13, 2004) was a famous American cook, author, and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her many cookbooks and television programs. ... John Michael Crichton (born October 23, 1942, pronounced [1]) is an American author, film producer, film director, and television producer. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Photo of Joan Didion by Robert Birnbaum Joan Didion (born December 5, 1934) is an American writer, known as a journalist, essayist, and novelist. ... Fernanda Eberstadt (born 1960 in New York City, New York) is an American writer. ... Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American author. ... Kazuo Ishiguro (カズオ・イシグロ Kazuo Ishiguro, originally 石黒一雄 Ishiguro Kazuo, born November 8, 1954) is a British author of Japanese origin. ... Thomas Howard Kean (born April 21, 1935) is an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 48th Governor of New Jersey, from 1982 to 1990. ... Sir John Keegan (born 1934) is an English military historian. ... Lee Hamilton redirects here. ... Photo of Carl Hiaasen by Robert Birnbaum Carl Hiaasen (IPA pronunciation: ) (born March 12, 1953) is an American journalist and novelist. ... For other persons named Thomas Mann, see Thomas Mann (disambiguation). ... Gabriel José García Márquez, also known as Gabo (born March 6, 1927) is a Colombian novelist, journalist, publisher, political activist, and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. ... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... Alice Ann Munro, née Laidlaw (born 10 July 1931) is an award-winning Canadian short story writer who is widely considered an important writer in that form. ... Haruki Murakami , born January 12, 1949) is a popular contemporary Japanese writer and translator. ... Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983) is an American writer. ... Anne Rice. ... Susan Swan is a Canadian author, whose list of works include The Wives of Bath and What Cassanova Told Me. ... Anne Tyler (born on October 25, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. ... John Updike John Hoyer Updike (born March 18, 1932) is an American writer born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, where he lived until he was 13. ... Andrew Vachss & Honey Pit Bull, courtesy of Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine Andrew Henry Vachss (born 19 October 1942) is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. ... James Dewey Watson KBE(Hon) ForMemRS (born April 6, 1928) is an American scientist, best known as one of the four discoverers of the structure of the DNA molecule. ...


Since its founding Knopf has paid close attention to design and typography, employing some of the United States' most recognized book designers and typographers including, William Addison Dwiggins, Steven Heller, Carol Devine Carson, Chip Kidd, Bruce Rogers, Rudolf Ruzicka, and Beatrice Warde. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... William Addison Dwiggins (1880 - 1956) was a U.S. type designer. ... Steven Heller, (b. ... Chip Kidd (born Shillington, Pennsylvania in 1964) is an American graphic designer. ... Bruce Rogers (1870-1957) Bruce Rogers was born in Linnwood, Indiana (now part of Lafayette) in 1870, and later graduated from Purdue University (B.S. 1890). ... Rudolph Ruzicka (1883-1978) was a celebrated Czech-American wood engraver, etcher, illustrator, book designer, and typographer. ... Beatrice Warde (20 September 1900—16 September 1969, née Beatrice Becker), was a communicator on typography. ...


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. Everymans Library is a series of reprinted classic literature currently published by Alfred A. Knopf (a division of Random House) in the United States, and Weidenfeld and Nicolson in the United Kingdom. ...


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