William Morrow and Company
William Morrow and Company
Parent companyHarperCollins
FounderWilliam Morrow
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationNew York City
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsCustom House, Witness Impulse
Official websiteharpercollins.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 fiction and non-fiction authors, including Ray Bradbury, Michael Chabon, Beverly Cleary, Neil Gaiman, Erle Stanley Gardner, B. H. Liddell Hart, Elmore Leonard, Steven 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]

Morrow authors

Morrow's former book series


  1. ^ Books, Trivion (September 7, 2016). Orphan Train: A Novel by Christina Baker Kline (Trivia-On-Books). Trivia-On-Books.
  2. ^ "SCOTT, FORESMAN PLANS ACQUISITION; Textbook Publisher Would Add William Morrow". The New York Times. October 18, 1966. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  3. ^ McDowell, Edwin (February 13, 1981). "Hearst Agrees to Acquire Morrow for $25 Million". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  4. ^ Carvajal, Doreen; Fabrikant, Geraldine (June 18, 1999). "News Corp. Agrees to Buy Two Publishers From Hearst". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  5. ^ "Thayer Hobson: An Inventory of His Papers in the Manuscript Collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center". University of Texas Harry Ransom Center. Retrieved June 24, 2008.
  6. ^ Apollo Editions (William Morrow; Dodd, Mead; Thomas Y. Crowell; Dial Press) - Book Series List, publishinghistory.com. Retrieved 9 July 2023.
  7. ^ "Beginning of Things" + Morrow, worldcat.org. Retrieved 9 July 2023.
  8. ^ Morrow Junior Books, openlibrary.org. Retrieved 9 July 2023.