Ira Glass crawled into a king-size bed in a suite at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg last Friday night and began to read from the beginning of Marcel Proust’s novel Swann’s Way, published 100 years ago.
Thank goodness the eighth-floor apartment at 35 West Ninth Street is full of custom built-ins—the new owner will need a lot of shelf space for his sizable book collection.
Jonathan Galassi, publisher and president of Farrar, Straus and Giroux is leaving behind the bookish borough of Brooklyn for this sunny, Greenwich Village co-op.
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Last week, The Observer discovered that before Middlesex writer Jeffrey Eugenides got socked in the face on NJ Transit, he enjoyed a $520 meal – complete with wine, cocktails, and deep conversation — from celebrated Central Park seafood spot Marea. His partner for the night was Farrar, Straus & Giroux head honcho Jonathan Galassi. Read More
Before Jeffrey Eugenides was attacked on a Princeton-bound train by a man singing a ditty about his genitals, the author of Middlesex was having a pretty nice boys’ night out.
“We’d had an outstanding celebratory dinner at Marea,” Farrar, Strauss & Giroux president Jonathan Galassi—his date for the evening—told The Observer. “Then I dropped Jeff Read More
Grove editor Jofie Ferrari-Adler’s Poets & Writers interviews with editors and agents are pretty much always essential reading, but this month’s sit-down with Farrar, Straus and Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi might be a cut above. There’s not a word that’s not worth reading, but here are some highlights:
On learning how Read More
In the paper today, the first half of Pub Crawl focuses on the layoffs that shook up Farrar, Straus and Giroux on Monday as a result of the 64 job cuts ordered by the C.E.O. of the group’s parent company, Macmillan. As of press time, FSG publisher Jonathan Galassi had declined to issue Read More
There were a few desperate hours on Monday morning when the layoffs taking place at Farrar, Straus and Giroux seemed like they were being carried out with an unsettling degree of spontaneity. To be sure, the staff had been living in fear of cutbacks for months (who hasn’t?), but the anxiety they experienced during that Read More
It was one year ago that Farrar, Straus & Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi first started trying to convince Mitzi Angel, the editorial director at a small literary imprint of HarperCollins UK, to move to America and come work for him. “Mitzi just walked into my office one day and I thought, ‘Wow, I want this Read More
Tom Wolfe, who has published all thirteen of his books since 1965 with Farrar, Straus & Giroux, is taking his business to Little, Brown for his upcoming novel, Back to Blood.
Why did Mr. Wolfe leave his home? According to FSG editor-in-chief Jonathan Galassi, it was a question only of money.
"We just Read More
Most Americans don’t care who puts out the books they read. Sure, they might have heard of Random House, and Simon & Schuster probably rings a bell. But when it comes to brand loyalty, the thinking in the industry is that readers care about authors, not the companies that publish them.
James Atlas, the Read More