Carroll & Graf Publishers

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Carroll & Graf Publishers
Status Defunct
Founded 1982 (33 years ago) (1982)
Founder Kent Carroll
Herman Graf
Successor Perseus Books Group
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City, New York

Carroll & Graf Publishers, an American publishing company, based in New York City, New York, was an imprint of the Avalon Publishing Group.


Publisher Kent Carroll, the editorial director of Grove Press from 1975 to 1981, co-founded Carroll & Graf in 1982 with Herman Graf who was Executive Vice President of Grove Press. Headquartered on West 17th Street in New York City, it offered a range of fiction and non-fiction, including history, biography, current affairs, mysteries (including British imports) and science fiction.[1]

Carroll & Graf was purchased by the Avalon Publishing Group in 1998, and in 2003 Will Balliett became its publisher.[2] Avalon was purchased by the Perseus Books Group in January 2007.[3] Avalon closed down Carroll & Graf immediately.

Authors and editors[edit]

Notable authors included:

Carroll & Graf editor-in-chief Philip Turner departed in 2006 and was replaced by Bill Strachan, who began a career in the business 35 years earlier as an Anchor Books editorial secretary, rising through the ranks at Viking Press, Houghton Mifflin and Henry Holt to Columbia University Press.


  1. ^ Carroll & Graf.
  2. ^ Farmanfarmaian, Roxane (December 7, 1998). "Avalon to Acquire Carroll & Graf". Publishers Weekly 245 (49): 11. 
  3. ^ "Perseus to Buy Avalon". Publishers Weekly. November 1, 2007.

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