Grove Press is a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc. Grove Press
was founded on Grove Street in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1947. But its
true beginning came in 1951 when twenty-eight-year-old Barney Rossett, Jr.
bought the company and turned it into one of the most influential publishers of
the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. From the outset, Rossett took chances: Grove published
many of the Beats including William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Allen
Ginsberg. In addition, Grove Press became the preeminent publisher of twentieth-century
drama in America, publishing the work of Samuel Beckett (Nobel Prize for
Literature 1969), Bertold Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, David Mamet (Pulitzer Prize
for Drama 1984), Harold Pinter (Nobel Prize for Literature 2005), Tom Stoppard,
and many more. The press also introduced to American audiences the work of
international authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Mikhail Bulgakov, Marguerite
Duras, Jean Genet, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz (Nobel Prize for Literature 1990),
Kenzaburo Oe (Nobel Prize for Literature 1994), Elfriede Jelinek (Nobel Prize for
Literature 2004), Alain Robbe-Grillet, and Juan Rulfo. In the late 1950s and
early 1960s, Barney Rossett challenged the obscenity laws by publishing D. H.
Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover and then Henry Miller’s Tropic of
Cancer. His landmark court victories changed the American cultural
landscape. Grove Press went on to publish literary erotic classics like The
Story of O and ground-breaking gay fiction like John Rechy’s City of
Night, as well as the works of the Marquis de Sade. On the political front,
Grove Press published classics that include Franz Fanon’s The Wretched of
the Earth, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Che Guevara’s The
Bolivian Diary, among many other titles. In 1986, Barney Rosset sold the
company and the press became part of Grove Weidenfeld. In 1993 that company was
merged with Atlantic Monthly Press to form Grove Atlantic, Inc.
Since 1993, Grove Press has been both a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove
Atlantic publishing fiction, drama, poetry, literature in translation, and
general nonfiction. Authors and titles include Jon Lee Anderson’s Che
Guevara: A Revolutionary Life, Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange
Mountain (Pulitzer Prize for Literature 1993), Kiran Desai’s Inheritance
of Loss (Man Booker Prize 2006), Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish
(Commonwealth Prize 2002), Ismail Kadare’s The Siege, Jerzy Kosinski’s Steps
(National Book Award 1969), Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, Nick
McDonell’s Twelve, Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M.,
Pascal Mercier’s Night Train to Lisbon, Kay Ryan (Poet Laureate of the
United States 2008/9) as well as Antonio Lobo Antunes, Will Self, Barry Hannah,
Terry Southern, and many others.
Tim Flannery is one of Australia's leading thinkers and writers. An internationally acclaimed scientist, explorer and conservationist, Tim's books include the definitive ecological histories of Australia (The Future Eaters) and North America (The Eternal Frontier). He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers.
As a field zoologist he has discovered and named more than thirty new species of mammals (including two tree-kangaroos) and at 34 he was awarded the Edgeworth David Medal for Outstanding Research. His pioneering work in New Guinea prompted Sir David Attenborough to put him in the league of the world's great explorers and the writer Redmond O'Hanlon to remark, "He's discovered more new species than Charles Darwin."
He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of books and The Times Literary Supplement and has edited and introduced many historical works, including The Birth of Sydney, The Diaries of William Buckley and The Explorers. He received a Centenary of Federation Medal for his service to science and in 2002 he became the first environmentalist to deliver the Australia Day address to the nation.
Tim Flannery spent a year as professor of Australian studies at Harvard, where he taught in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. In Australia he is a leading member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, which reports independently to government on sustainability issues.
A familiar voice on ABC Radio, NPR and the BBC for more than a decade, he is also known to viewers of the Documentary Channel as writer-presenter on the series The Future Eaters (1998), Wild Australasia (2003), Islands in the Sky (1992) and Bushfire (1997). He was a principal consultant on the SBS series The Colony (2004) and is currently Australian consultant-presenter for the international series ATLAS.
Formerly director of the South Australian Museum, Tim is chairman of the South Australian Premier's Science Council and Sustainability Roundtable; a director of the Australian Wildlife Conservancy; and the National Geographic Society's representative in Australasia. In April 2005 he was honoured as Australian Humanist of the Year. He will take up a position at Sydney's Macquarie University mid 2007.
Tim Flannery was named Australian of the Year the day before Australia Day on 25th January 2007.