Grove Atlantic has been publishing books at the forefront of the American literary and publishing scene for more than seventy-five years.
Founded in 1917, Atlantic Monthly Press is one of two hardcover imprints of Grove Atlantic. As a book publishing imprint borne out of the venerable Atlantic Monthly magazine, AMP won numerous Pulitzer Prizes and National Book Awards and included the bestselling titles Mutiny on the Bounty; Goodbye, Mr. Chips; Ship of Fools; Fire in the Lake; The Soul of a New Machine; and Blue Highways. In 1986, the press was separated from the magazine by new owners and established as a fully independent publishing house. Under this new leadership in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the press published such authors as Raymond Carver, Ron Chernow (National Book Award 1990), J. P. Donleavy, Richard Ford, Francisco Goldman, Jay McInerney, P. J. O’Rourke, Rian Malan, Jeanette Winterson, Tobias Wolff, Sherman Alexie, Mark Bowden, and Charles Frazier.
Grove Press is a hardcover and paperback imprint of Grove Atlantic. GP was founded on Grove Street in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1947, but its true beginning came in 1951 when twenty-eight-year-old Barney Rosset Jr. bought the company and turned it into one of the most influential publishers of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Publishing eight Nobel laureates, Grove Press brought to national prominence the art and artists of the counterculture and of the post-World War II disillusionment in Europe and America: the San Francisco and New York poets, the New York "action" painters, the French Surrealists, the German Expressionists, the dramatists of the Absurd. Authors include Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, Tom Stoppard, Jean Genet, Jerzy Kosinski, Richard Flanagan, Barry Hannah, Henry Miller, Kenzaburo Oe, and Man Booker prize-winners Kiran Desai and Anne Enright. Fighting many of the key censorship laws in publishing Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence and Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller, Grove’s books have broken down barriers of sexual morality and introduced American audiences to foreign writers at a pace that has yet to be matched by any other U.S. publisher.
In February 1993, Grove Press and Atlantic Monthly Press merged to form Grove Atlantic, Inc.