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Finally, FSG Gets a New Home

Unlike the rest of its Holtzbrinck-owned publishing siblings housed at the Flatiron, Farrar, Straus and Giroux has called Union Square home since 1961. But, as PW’s Dermot McEvoy reports, the literary house will move to 18 West 18th Street – a few stones’ throw from the Flatiron – by the end of the year. “We’ve been talking about it for probably a year and a half or so,” FSG president Jonathan Galassi told PW. “When leases loom, you have to start thinking.”

Moving to the Flatiron was never in the cards, even if there had been space to work with. “It was never contemplated that we were going to be in the Flatiron Building,” said Galassi. “We’ve always had our own address.” And the new address will come with more space. “Now we’re on three floors; we’ll be on two larger floors. We’re taking raw space and creating our own offices out of it so we’ll be able to organize the relationships of the departments better, to have more communication flow, more efficient use of space. So it should be a much more livable and comfortable environment.”

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize has announced its winners in a variety of categories, and while our Fishbowl siblings will be dissecting the journalism winners, we’ll look at the book-related winners:

FICTION: Cormac McCarthy, THE ROAD (Knopf)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: AFTER THIS by Alice McDermott (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), and THE ECHO MAKER by Richard Powers (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
  • HISTORY: Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff, THE RACE BEAT (Knopf)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Middle Passages: African American Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005″ by James T. Campbell (The Penguin Press), and “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War” by Nathaniel Philbrick (Viking).
  • BIOGRAPHY: Debby Applegate, THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA (Doubleday)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty” by Arthur H. Cash (Yale University Press), and “Andrew Carnegie” by David Nasaw (The Penguin Press).
  • GENERAL NONFICTION: Lawrence Wright, THE LOOMING TOWER (Knopf)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness” by Pete Earley (Putnam), and “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq” by Thomas E. Ricks (The Penguin Press).
  • POETRY: Natasha Trethewey, NATIVE GUARD (Houghton Mifflin)

  • Also nominated as finalists in this category were: “The Republic of Poetry” by Martin Espada (W.W. Norton), and “Interrogation Palace: New & Selected Poems 1982-2004″ by David Wojahn (University of Pittsburgh Press).
  • The upshot is that some of the smaller university presses should be proud, the big winners were Knopf, FSG and the Penguin Press – and about the only prize Cormac McCarthy hasn’t earned is beatification, but who knows, that may follow in due course…