William Morrow and Company

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William Morrow and Company
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Parent company HarperCollins
Founder William Morrow
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters location New York City
Publication typesBooks
Imprints Custom House, Witness Impulse
Official website www.harpercollins.com

William Morrow and Company is an American publishing company founded by William Morrow in 1926. [1] The company was acquired by Scott Foresman in 1967, sold to Hearst Corporation in 1981, and sold to News Corporation (now News Corp) in 1999. [2] [3] [4] The company is now an imprint of HarperCollins.


William Morrow has published many renowned fiction and non-fiction authors, including Ray Bradbury, Michael Chabon, Beverly Cleary, Neil Gaiman, Erle Stanley Gardner, B. H. Liddell Hart, Elmore Leonard, Steven D. Levitt, Steven Pinker, Judith Rossner, and Neal Stephenson.

Francis Thayer Hobson was President and later Chairman of the Board of William Morrow and Company. [5]

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