HarperCollins to Start Conservative Imprint, Hands Reins to Bellow Son

Saul Bellow, celebrated American man of letters who died in 2005, had within him a hard conservative streak that only ripened with age. The apple, then, did not fall far from the tree: Adam Bellow, the son of the novelist who while an editor at HarperCollins assisted with books by the likes of Sarah Palin and Peggy Noonan, will be manning the launch of the publishing house’s new conservative-leaning imprint, Broadside Books. Media Decoder reports that HarperCollins is set to make the announcement later today.

When talking to Media Decoder, The New York Times blog, Bellow emphasized his role as an outsider.

“I am a conservative in a liberal industry,” Mr. Bellow said on Friday. “And I’ve always considered it to be my function as an editor to bring news from the outside world — which is to say, reality — to the New York political cocoon.”

Broadside Books is the latest right-skewed imprint to be introduced by a major publishing house. The past few years have seen Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin all create their own places that focus on releasing conservative titles. 

HarperCollins to Start Conservative Imprint, Hands Reins to Bellow Son