Knopf, Alfred A.

For almost a century, Alfred A. Knopf Inc. has been the gold standard in the book trade, publishing the works of 17 Nobel Prize winning authors & 47 Pulitzer Prize winning volumes of fiction, nonfiction, biography & history. In 1950, Knopf turned down the English language rights to a Dutch manuscript. Knopf wasn’t alone. The Diary of a Young Girl, by Anne Frank, would be rejected by 15 others before Doubleday published it in 1952. More than 30 million copies are currently in print, making it one of the best-selling books in history. David Oshinsky, history prof at the Univ of Texas, Austin. “No Thanks, Mr. Nabokov,” NYT Sunday Book Rev. 9/9/2007

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