William Morrow (publisher)

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William Morrow
Born(1873-06-15)June 15, 1873
DiedNovember 11, 1931(1931-11-11) (aged 58)
Alma materHarvard College[1]
Spouse(s)Honoré Willsie Morrow

William Morrow (June 15, 1873 in Dublin, Ireland – November 11, 1931 in New York, New York[2]) was an American publisher.[3] He married novelist Honoré Willsie Morrow in 1923.[3] He founded William Morrow and Company in 1926 and led it until his death.

William Morrow and Company[edit]

William Morrow and Company was acquired by Scott, Foresman in 1967 and sold in 1981 to the Hearst Corporation, which sold it, along with Avon Books, to the News Corporation in 1999. Both William Morrow and Avon are now imprints of News Corp subsidiary HarperCollins.

Among many other authors, Morrow was Nevil Shute's American publisher for several of his novels. Morrow was the publisher for Erle Stanley Gardner's Perry Mason novels, among others.


  1. ^ "We've moved".
  2. ^ "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949". FamilySearch. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  3. ^ a b Honore Willsie Morrow biography

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