July 7, 2013

Hothouse

cover image of Hothouse
The Art of Survival and the Survival of Art at America's Most Celebrated Publishing House, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Boris Kachka

No American publishing house has the backlist of 25 Nobel Prize winners and 22 Pulitzer Prize winners under their roof that FSG does. The history of the company, co-starring the quick-tempered,womanizing moneyman Strauss and the quiet, author-appreciative editor Giroux, is every bit as juicy and compelling as any book they published. Now that we live in a time when books can be self-published and issued only in ebooks, find out how much clout really is behind the company that mastered the art of combining the commercial and literary worlds.