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Encyclopedia > Robert Giroux

Robert Giroux (b. 1914) is an influential American book editor and publisher. While an editor with Harcourt, he was hired away to work for Roger W. Straus, Jr. at Farrar & Straus, where he became a partner and, eventually, chairman. The firm was henceforth known as Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Harcourt Trade Publishers is a U.S. publishing firm, and one of the worlds largest publishers of textbooks. ... Roger Williams Straus, Jr. ... Farrar, Straus and Giroux is a book publishing company, founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus, Jr. ... Farrar, Straus and Giroux is a book publishing company, founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus, Jr. ...


Among the writers Giroux discovered or developed are John Berryman, Jean Stafford, Bernard Malamud, Thomas Merton, and Flannery O'Connor. Many of his authors are recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature, the Pulitzer Prize, and other prestigious literary awards. John Allyn Berryman (originally John Allyn Smith) (October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972) was an American poet, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. ... Jean Stafford (July 1, 1915 - March 26, 1979) was an American short story writer and novelist, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her Collected Short Stories in 1970. ... Bernard Malamud (April 26, 1914 – March 18, 1986) was an American writer. ... Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968) was one of the most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. ... Mary Flannery OConnor (b. ... The Nobel Prize in literature is awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency. The work in this case generally refers to an authors work as a whole, not to any individual work, though individual works are sometimes... The gold medal awarded for Public Service in Journalism The Pulitzer Prize is an American award regarded as the highest national honor in print journalism, literary achievements, and musical compositions. ...


Among the honors he has received for his work are an honorary doctorate from Seton Hall University in 1999[1], The Mayoral Award of Honor for Art and Culture from the City of New York in 1989 [2], and the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award in Arts and Letters from New York University in 1988 [3]. As a 1936 graduate of Columbia College of Columbia University, where he was editor of the literary magazine The Columbia Review and president of the Philolexian Society, he also received the Alexander Hamilton Medal, the alumni association's highest honor, in 1987. Seton Hall redirects here. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... Columbia College is the main undergraduate college at Columbia University, situated on the universitys main campus of Morningside Heights in the Borough of Manhattan in the City of New York. ... The Philolexian Society of Columbia University in the City of New York is one of the oldest collegiate literary societies in the United States, and the oldest student group at Columbia. ...


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  1. ^ New York Times 11/7/1999
  2. ^ New York Times 6/28/1989
  3. ^ New York Times 11/15/1988
The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ...

 
 

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