Spiegel & Grau

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Spiegel & Grau
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Founded2005 (2005)[1]
FounderCelina Spiegel, Julie Grau
Country of originUSA
Headquarters locationNew York City
Nonfiction topicsMemoirs, Journalism, Self-help, History
Fiction genres(various)
Official websiteSpiegel & Grau

Spiegel & Grau was originally a publishing imprint of Penguin Random House founded by Celina Spiegel and Julie Grau in 2005.

On January 25, 2019, Penguin Random House announced that the imprint was being shut down and the two founders were leaving.[2][3] While commercially successful, the imprint "became yet another casualty of corporate restructuring," according to the New York Times.[4]

In 2020, founders Celina Spiegel and Julie Grau resurrected their publishing house under the name Spiegel & Grau. They said the independent publisher will produce 15 to 20 books a year, as well as original audiobooks and podcasts.[5]


Writers whose work has been published under its imprint include the following:[6]


  1. ^ The Groom to Have Been, winner of the 2008 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize
  2. ^ Map of the Invisible World (2008)
  3. ^ Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China (2008), awarded the 2009 PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
  4. ^ Nothing to Envy (2009), awarded the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction and a National Book Award for Nonfiction finalist
  5. ^ Pym (2011)
  6. ^ Too Fat to Fish (2008), co-written with Anthony Bozza
  7. ^ American Rust (2009), winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize
  8. ^ I Am the New Black (2009), co-written with Anthony Bozza
  9. ^ Stone's Fall (2009)
  10. ^ Darwin's Ghosts: In Search of the First Evolutionists (2012)
  11. ^ Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America (2010)
  12. ^ U.S. publisher of A Fraction of the Whole (2008), shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize


  1. ^ Wyatt, Edward. "2 Editors, Successful at Penguin, to Start a Book Division at Doubleday". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  2. ^ Alter, Alexandra. "Penguin Random House Closes the Prestigious Imprint Spiegel & Grau". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  3. ^ Deahl, Rachel. "PRH Closing Spiegel & Grau Imprint". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  4. ^ Alter, Alexandra (January 25, 2019). "Penguin Random House Closes the Prestigious Imprint Spiegel & Grau". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Alter, Alexandra (December 18, 2020) "Their Publishing Imprint Closed. Now They’re Bringing It Back." New York Times. (Retrieved December 19, 2020.)
  6. ^ "Our Authors". Spiegel & Grau, Random House. Retrieved 2013-05-07.

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