A Century of Publishing Excellence
Atlantic Monthly Press is
founded in Boston (as legend
has it, at the bar of the Parker House Hotel.) It becomes the book-publishing imprint of the venerable Atlantic Monthly magazine.
Atlantic Monthly Press becomes an imprint of Little, Brown.1934
Grove Press is founded on
Grove Street in New York’s Greenwich Village.
Twenty-eight-year-old Barney Rosset Jr. buys Grove Press for $3,000, and turns it into one of the most influential publishers of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. From the outset, Rosset took chances: Grove publishes many of the Beats, including William S. Burroughs,1951
Samuel Beckett’s ~Waiting for
Barney Rosset challenges the U.S. obscenity laws by publishing D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer. His landmark court victories changed the American cultural landscape.1959
Black Cat is created as the mass market paperback imprint of Grove Press.1960
Grove Press releases the American edition of William S. Burroughs’s Naked Lunch after a three-year censorship battle with the U.S. government.1962
Grove Press continues to publish literary erotic classics like The Story of O and groundbreaking gay fiction like John Rechy’s City of Night, as well as the works of Marquis de Sade.1963
The Autobiography of Malcolm X.1965
Tom Stoppard’s Rosencratz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Jacqueline Susann’s ~Valley of
Samuel Beckett wins the
Nobel Prize for Literature.
The Mysterious Press is founded by Otto Penzler and becomes the first publishing company to issue mystery fiction in limited, signed, slipcased editions.1975
The Confederacy of Dunces wins the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction.1981
David Mamet wins the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Black Cat paperback imprint is retired by Grove Press.
Atlantic Monthly Press is separated from Atlantic Monthly magazine and becomes a fully independent publishing house.1986
Otto Penzler sells The Mysterious Press to Warner Books. Tobias Wolff’s ~This Boy’s Life:
A Memoir is published.~
P.J. O’Rourke’s Parliament of Whores becomes a New York Times #1 Best-Seller.1991
Atlantic Monthly Press is merged with Grove Weidenfeld, and becomes a hardcover imprint of the new company, Grove Atlantic.
Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain wins the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.
Kenzabouro Oe wins the Nobel Prize in Literature.1994
Candace Bushnells’s Sex and the City and Jon Lee Anderson’s Che Guevera: A Revolutionary Life are first published.
Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain wins the National Book Award.
Black Hawk Down.
George Crile’s ~Charlie
Wilson’s War. DC Pierre’s Vernon God Little wins The Man Booker Prize. Sabina Murray’s Caprices~ wins the PEN Faulkner Award.
Black Cat is revived as the
trade paperback imprint of
Harold Pinter wins the Nobel Prize for Literature.2005
Kiran Desai’s Inheritance of Loss
wins The Man Booker Prize.
Grove Atlantic acquires the Mysterious Press imprint.2009
Karl Marlantes’s Matterhorn.2010
Kay Ryan wins the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.2011
Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer wins the Pulitzer
Prize for Fiction.