Knowledge Identifier: &Random_House
Founded in 1927.
Countries: United States (65%), United Kingdom (13%), (8%)
Linked to: Bertelsmann, Random House Webster's College, Transworld, University of Toronto
Alfred Kreymborg - In 1929, Random House chose him to be one of the poets to appear in "The Poetry Quartos", proposed by Paul Johnston
Alfred Kreymborg - He contributed a short story to "The Prose Quartos", published by Random House in 1930
Tillie Olsen - Although only an excerpt of the first chapter was published in "The Partisan Review" in 1934, it led to a contract for her with Random House
Gertrude Stein - Stein left America in May of 1935, a newly minted America celebrity with a commitment from Random House, who had agreed to become the American publisher for all future works
Phyllis Fraser - Soon after her arrival, she was introduced by "The New Yorker" editor Harold Ross to publishing magnate and Random House co-founder Bennett Cerf, whom she married on September 17, 1940
Sally Benson - When the book was published by Random House as "Meet Me in St. Louis" in 1942, it was titled after the MGM film, in the very early stages of scripting
Sally Benson - "Women and Children First" was a collection published by Random House in 1943
"'Random House of Canada"' was established in 1944 as the Canadian distributor of Random House Books
Truman Capote - Random House, the publisher of his novel, "Other Voices, Other Rooms" , moved to capitalize on this novel's success with the publication of "A Tree of Night and Other Stories" in 1949
Mac Hyman - Several publishers rejected the manuscript before it was finally accepted by Random House and published in 1954
Pierre Bellocq - It was published by Random House in 1957 and is still in print
Grinch - The Grinch first appeared in the 1957 story "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, published as both a Random House book and in an issue of "Redbook" magazine
Frederick Exley - In 1964, Exley sent the completed manuscript for "A Fan's Notes" to Houghton Mifflin , and to Joe Fox at Random House, who suggested an agent, Lynn Nesbit
Harold Brodkey - Soon thereafter, in 1964, Brodkey signed a book contract with Random House for his first novel, titled "A Party of Animals"
Cormac McCarthy - McCarthy's first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published by Random House in 1965.
Richard Farina - Fariña is known for his novel, "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me", originally published by Random House in 1966
Truman Capote - "In Cold Blood" was published in 1966 by Random House after having been serialized in "The New Yorker"
Maya Angelou - Also in 1968, inspired at a dinner party she attended with Baldwin, cartoonist Jules Feiffer, and his wife Judy, and challenged by Random House editor Robert Loomis, she wrote her first autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", published in 1969, which brought her international recognition and acclaim
Dorothy Kilgallen - Although Bennett Cerf was audiotaped on January 23, 1968 reminiscing about Kilgallen, he said nothing about her death or about the book, "Murder One", that his company Random House had published in 1967 with the late Dorothy Kilgallen listed as the sole author
Ian Ballantine - After Ballantine Books was acquired by Random House in 1973, the Ballantines became freelance consulting editors and publishers during the 1970s
Frederick Crews - In 1974, Crews published a college-level composition handbook for Random House on the proper uses of the English language
Frederick Exley - His second novel, "Pages From a Cold Island", was published by Random House in 1975, to considerably less acclaim than his debut
David A. Adler - In that same year, a question from his then-three-year-old nephew inspired Adler to write his first story, "A Little at a Time", subsequently published by Random House in 1976
Frederick Exley - "Last Notes From Home" was published by Random House in September 1988
Sandra Cisneros - In 1989, "The House on Mango Street", which was originally published by the small Hispanic publishing company Arte Público Press, was reissued in a second edition by Vintage Press; and in 1991 "Woman Hollering Creek" was published by Random House
Brad Newsham - Random House published "All the Right Places", the story of his Trans-Siberian adventure in 1989
Joan Collins - Despite a protracted legal battle with publishers Random House in the 1990s, she has continued to write books, fictional, non-fictional and autobiographical
Godzilla (franchise) - Godzilla had his own series of books published by Random House during the late 1990s
Joan Collins - In the 1990s, Collins was embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with the publisher Random House, which was televised daily on Court TV
Joni Mitchell - In the early 1990s, Mitchell signed a deal with Random House to publish an autobiography
Shelby Foote - By the middle of 1991, Random House had sold 400,000 copies of the trilogy
Joan Collins - In September 1991 Collins delivered a 690-page manuscript of a novel entitled "The Ruling Passion" to Random House
Hall Bartlett - At the time of his passing in 1993, Bartlett was finishing his second novel for Random House, "Face to Face"
Christopher Cerf - In 1993, Cerf renewed his ties to Random House when he assumed the role of Chairman of the Modern Library's Board of Advisors
Maya Angelou - In 1995, Angelou's publishing company, Random House, recognized her for having the longest-running record on "The New York Times" Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List
Tom Reiss - Reiss' first major book, was "Führer-Ex; Memoirs of a Former Neo-Nazi", published in 1996 by Random House
In 1998, Bertelsmann AG bought Random House and it soon went global
Helen K. Garber - Helen was hired by Random House to illustrate the 1998 best selling book, "Parents at Last, the New Pathways to Parenthood"
Barbie - In the Random House novels, Barbie attended Willows High School, while in the "Generation Girl" books, published by Golden Books in 1999, she attended the fictional Manhattan International High School in New York City
Caroline Coon - In June 2000 Coon won damages of £40,000 and legal costs of £33,000 from publisher Random House after author Jonathon Green made false claims in his 1998 book "All Dressed Up: the Sixties and the Counterculture"
Jarrett J. Krosoczka - His first book, "Good Night, Monkey Boy", was published on June 12, 2001 by Random House
Edmund Morris (writer) - The book, published by Random House, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography in 2002
Norma Khouri - Things were further complicated for Random House Australia because Khouri was sponsored under the category of nomination for distinguished talent in 2002
Christopher Reeve - In April 2004, Random House published Reeve's second book, "Nothing is Impossible"
The Da Vinci Code - In November 2004, Random House published a Special Illustrated Edition with 160 illustrations
Banksy - Random House published Wall and Piece in 2005.
The Da Vinci Code - In early 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed suit against Brown's publishers, Random House
James Frey - On February 1, 2006, Random House published Frey's note to the reader which was subsequently included in later editions of the book
Siobhan Dowd - Dowd's first novel, "A Swift Pure Cry", was published in March 2006 by David Fickling Books, a children's imprint of Random House
Michael Baigent - In March 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed a lawsuit in a British court against Brown's publisher, Random House, claiming copyright infringement
Richard Leigh (author) - In March 2006, Baigent and Leigh filed suit in a British court against Brown's publisher, Random House, claiming copyright infringement
Paul Sculthorpe - In March 2006, Sculthorpe signed a deal with Random House to publish his autobiography, "Man of Steel", which was published in August 2007
Charles Webb (author) - In May 2006, however, "The Times" reported that Webb had signed a publishing deal for "Home School" with Random House which would enable him to clear almost all his debts and instruct the French lawyers to attempt to retrieve his rights
Chantelle Houghton - In May 2006, she signed a £300,000 deal with Random House to publish her autobiography
The Graduate - On 30 May 2006, "The Times" reported that Webb had signed a publishing deal for "Home School" with Random House which he hoped would enable him to instruct French lawyers to attempt to retrieve his rights
James Frey - On September 12, 2006, Frey and publisher Random House, Inc. reached a tentative legal settlement, whereby readers who felt that they had been defrauded by Frey's "A Million Little Pieces" would be offered a refund
Helen Andelin - Random House issued the latest edition of the book in February 2007
Anna Politkovskaya - In May 2007, Random House posthumously published Politkovskaya's "A Russian Diary", containing extracts from her notebook and other writings
Paul Shirley - Shirley's first book, entitled "Can I Keep My Jersey-", was released on May 15, 2007 from Random House
Lang Lang (pianist) - Lang Lang's autobiography, "Journey of a Thousand Miles", published by Random House in eight languages, was released in the summer of 2008
Calon (TV production company) - Books are available from Random House Children's Books from January 2008
Suvudu - Suvudu was launched on July 18, 2008, with the intent of featuring science fiction, fantasy, comics, graphic novels, and gaming titles and authors across all of Random House, Inc.'s, divisions and imprints
Michael Broadbent - In July 2009 it was announced that Broadbent would sue Random House, the publishers of "The Billionaire's Vinegar" by Benjamin Wallace, an account of the "Jefferson bottles affair" and its court cases, for defamation of character, on claims that the book asserts Broadbent invented an auction bid and contains references to him colluding with Rodenstock
Michael Broadbent - In October 2009, Random House accepted that the allegations in the book were without foundation, removed the book from sale in the UK, made a full apology and paid Broadbent an undisclosed sum in damages
Gregory Keyes - The first of these, "The Infernal City", was published by Random House in November 2009
Boris Pasternak - In October 2010, Random House released Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's translation of "Doctor Zhivago"
Robert Wiersema - His second novel, "Bedtime Story", was published in November 2010, by Random House
Dana Perino - In March 2011 the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc., announced that Perino has joined its books imprint Crown Forum as Editorial Director
Christopher Paolini - On March 23, 2011, Random House announced the cover, title, and release date of "Inheritance"
Katie Couric - On April 12, 2011, Couric's first book, titled "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives", was published by Random House
David Graeber - In December 2011, Graeber was reported to be working on a book for Random House connecting "the story of the Occupy movement to an exploration of the past and future of direct action, participatory democracy, and political transformation", and another for Melville House combining three essays on bureaucracy
The Vagenda - In September 2012, the publisher Square Peg, owned by the Random House group , outbid 12 competitors to win rights to a book by the two editors of "The Vagenda"
Tyler Hamilton - On September 5, 2012, Random House published Hamilton's memoir "The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs", coauthored with American writer Daniel Coyle
Lauren Graham - Graham's debut novel, "Someday, Someday, May be: A Novel" , a work based on a fictionalization of her experiences in the New York acting scene in the mid-1990s, was released via hardcover, e-book and author-read audiobook formats on April 30, 2013 by the Ballantine Books imprint of Random House
Kurt Vonnegut - In May 2014, Vonnegut's daughter Nanette Vonnegut published a book of her father's drawings entitled "Kurt Vonnegut Drawings" through Monacelli Press, a division of Random House
In May 2018, Random House CEO Peter Olson stepped down and Bertelsmann replaced Olson with Marcus Dohle