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| keypeople = Jonathan Galassi| publications =| topics =| genre =| imprints = Hill & Wang, North Point, Sarah Crichton, Scientific American, MCD, FSG Originals| revenue =| numemployees =| nasdaq =| url = Farrar, Straus and Giroux}}Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) is an American book publishing company, founded in 1946 by Roger Williams Straus Jr. and John C. Farrar.BOOK, The Time of Their Lives: The Golden Age of Great American Book Publishers, Their Editors, and Authors, Silverman, Al, Truman Talley, 2008, 978-0312-35003-1, FSG is known for publishing literary books, and its authors have won numerous awards, including Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and Nobel Peace Prizes. The publisher is currently a division of Macmillan, whose parent company is the German publishing conglomerate Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.WEB,weblink About Macmillan, Macmillan,, 2016-06-19,


Farrar, Straus, and Company was founded in 1945WEB,weblink Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. records,, 16 August 2018, by Roger W. Straus, Jr. and John C. Farrar.WEB,weblink Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Young,, 16 August 2018, The first book was Yank: The G.I. Story of the War, a compilation of articles that appeared in Yank, the Army Weekly, then There Were Two Pirates, a novel by James Branch CabellThe first years of existence were rough until they published the diet book Look Younger, Live Longer by Gayelord Hauser in 1950. The book went on to sell 500,000 copies and Straus said that the book carried them along for awhile. In the early years, Straus and his wife Dorothea, went prospecting for books in Italy. It was there that they found the memoir Christ Stopped at Eboli by Carlo Levi and other rising Italian authors Alberto Moravia, Giovanni Guareschi and Cesare Pavese. Farrar, Straus also poached or lured away authors from other publishers—one was Edmund Wilson who was unhappy with Random House at the time but remained with Farrar, Straus for the remainder of his career.In 1950, the name changed to Farrar, Straus & Young (for Stanley Young, a playwright, author (at Farrar & Rinehart,WEB,weblink New England, 1620; MAYFLOWER BOY. By Stanley Young. Illustrated by Edward Shenton. 272 pp. New York: Farrar & Rinehart. $2.,, 16 August 2018, ) a literary critic for the New York Times, and an original stockholder and board member)WEB,weblink Farrar, Straus & Giroux: publishing's "perfect storm", Tom, Wallace, 12 August 2013,, 16 August 2018, WEB,weblink Stanley Young,, 16 August 2018, WEB,weblink Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Boris, Kachka, 12 August 2014, Simon and Schuster, 16 August 2018, Google Books,


In 1953, Pellegrini & Cudahy merged with Farrar, Straus & Young.WEB,weblink 2 BOOK PUBLISHERS MERGE; Pellegrini & Cudahy Unite With Farrar, Straus & Young,, 16 August 2018, Robert Giroux joined the company in 1955 and after he later became a partner, the name was changed to Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Giroux had been working for Harcourt and had been angered when Harcourt refused to allow him to publish Salinger's Catcher in the Rye. Giroux brought many literary authors with him including Thomas Merton, John Berryman, Robert Lowell, Flannery O'Connor, Jack Kerouac, Peter Taylor, Randall Jarrell, T.S. Eliot, and Bernard Malamud. Alan Williams described Giroux's 'Pied Piper sweep' as "almost certainly the greatest number of authors to follow, on their own initiative, a single editor from house to house in the history of modern publishing." In 1964, Straus named Giroux chairman of the board and officially added Giroux's name to the publishing company.


Straus continued to run the company for twenty years after his partner Farrar died, until 1993 when he sold a majority interest of the company to the privately owned German publishing conglomerate Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Straus offered FSG to the Holtzbrinck family because of their reputation for publishing serious works of literature.Jonathan Galassi is president and publisher. Andrew Mandel joined in 2004 as deputy publisher. Eric Chinski is editor-in-chief. In 2008, Mitzi Angel came from Fourth Estate in the UK to be publisher of the Faber and Faber Inc. imprint. Other notable editors include Sean McDonald, Ileene Smith, Alex Star, Amanda Moon, and Sarah Crichton (eponymous publisher of her own imprint).In February 2015 FSG and Faber and Faber announced the end of their partnership. All books scheduled for release and previously released under the imprint will be moved to the FSG colophon by August 2016.WEB, Farrington, Joshua, Faber ends FSG partnership,weblink The Bookseller, The Bookseller, 19 July 2015,

Name history

  • Farrar, Straus, and Company (1945-1951)WEB,weblink History of Farrar, Straus and Giroux Inc.,, 16 August 2018,
  • Farrar, Straus and Young (1950-1956)WEB,weblink Library of Congress LCCN Permalink n96043234,, 16 August 2018, WEB,weblink Roger W. Straus Jr., Book Publisher From the Age of the Independents, Dies at 87, Christopher, Lehmann-Haupt,, 16 August 2018,
  • Farrar, Straus and Cudahy (1953-1963)WEB,weblink Library of Congress LCCN Permalink n96043241,, 16 August 2018, WEB,weblink Letterhead, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, Inc., New York, NY, 1958, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 16 August 2018, - acquired L.C. Page & Co. in 1957WEB,weblink Library of Congress LCCN Permalink no2015030156,, 16 August 2018, WEB,weblink Library of Congress LCCN Permalink nr96042512,, 16 August 2018, WEB,weblink Anatomy of a Publisher,, 16 August 2018,
  • Farrar, Straus, and Company (1963-1964)WEB,weblink Library of Congress LCCN Permalink n96043257,, 16 August 2018, after Cudahy left the firm.WEB,weblink House of Galassi,, 16 August 2018,
  • Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1964-present)WEB,weblink Guide to the Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc. Records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, New York Public Library., 16 August 2018,

Current imprints


  • Noonday Press


Books for Young Readers

FSG Books for Young Readers publishes National Book Award winners Madeleine L'Engle (1980), William Steig (1983), Louis Sachar (1998), and Polly Horvath (2003). Books for Young Readers also publishes Natalie Babbitt, Roald Dahl, Jack Gantos, George Selden, Uri Shulevitz, and Peter Sis.


Winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize

Winners of the Pulitzer Prize

Winners of the National Book Award

Notable authors



Jack Kerouac's then-girlfriend Joyce Johnson, started work in 1957, when Sheila Cudahy was a partner at the firm.WEB,weblink Giving An 'F': Rewriting The History Of FSG,, 16 August 2018,



Further reading

  • BOOK, Boris, Kachka, 2013, Hothouse: The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux,weblink New York, Simon and Schuster, 9781451691894, 1043510072, Google Books,

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