Welcome to FSG Work in Progress, a compendium of original works, exclusive excerpts, and interviews with authors from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.


Farrar, Straus and Company was founded in 1946 by Roger W. Straus and John C. Farrar. In 1964 Robert Giroux’s name was added to the roster and the company became Farrar, Straus and Giroux. The firm is renowned for its international list of literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Farrar, Straus and Giroux authors have won extraordinary acclaim over the years, including twenty-five Nobel Prizes in Literature and numerous National Book Awards and Pulitzer Prizes. Nobel Prize winners include Knut Hamsun, Hermann Hesse, T. S. Eliot, Pär Lagerkvist, François Mauriac, Juan Ramón Jiménez, Salvatore Quasimodo, Nelly Sachs, Yasunari Kawabata, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pablo Neruda, Eugenio Montale, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Czeslaw Milosz, Elias Canetti, William Golding, Wole Soyinka, Joseph Brodsky, Camilo José Cela, Nadine Gordimer, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney, Mario Vargas Llosa, Peter Handke, and Louise Glück.


Poetry has always played a pivotal role on the Farrar, Straus and Giroux list, which boasts some of the greatest names in modern verse, ranging from Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, and Philip Larkin to Thom Gunn, Les Murray, Paul Muldoon, francine j. harris,  Valzhyna Mort and Frank Bidart.


Fiction has an even greater international reach, distinguished by Jamaica Kincaid, Sally Rooney, Jonathan Franzen, Peter Høeg, Amitav Ghosh, Roberto Bolaño, Denis Johnson, Marilynne Robinson, Bernard Malamud, Alice McDermott, Sheila Heti, Péter Nádas, Flannery O’Connor, Jeffrey Eugenides, Paul Beatty, Susan Sontag, Rachel Cusk, Ben Lerner, André Aciman, and Mario Vargas Llosa.


History, art history, natural history, current affairs, and science round out a strong list in nonfiction represented by Thomas Friedman, Philip Gourevitch, Daniel Kahneman, George Packer, Alex Ross, William Langewiesche, Evan Osnos, Gina Kolata, Louis Menand, and John McPhee, among others.

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