How Harlequin Became Romance

When Richard H.G. Bonnycastle, a former Arctic explorer with the Hudson Bay Company, launched Harlequin Books in Winnipeg in 1948, he had little interest in building a publishing empire around romance novels. More

American Gods

An instant classic and winner of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. More

A Game of Thrones

First volume in the internationally bestselling series that has sold upward of 70 million copies. More

Science Fiction & Fantasy

HarperCollins’s connections to nascent science fiction and fantasy worlds began with works such as Edward Lytton Bulwer’s The Coming Race (1871), and H. G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) and The Invisible Man (1898). More

The Woman in White

One of the earliest works of detective fiction, this story caused a sensation with readers at the time. More

Sabriel

A revolutionary story that made Nix a rising star in the fantasy genre. More

The Exorcist

The first horror story to reach number one on the New York Times bestseller list. More

Jack Higgins

Why I write: Some years ago, although enjoying great success, I was accused by certain literary critics of repeating myself too much in my work. More

Jacqueline Winspear

I read because I love language, the way the joining of words and the rhythm of a story can make me laugh, cry, or take me out of my world or immerse me in the lives of others. More

Flashman

When this novel was first published, many critics mistakenly accepted it as a genuine historical memoir. More

The Birth of Perry Mason

Head of William Morrow and Company (later acquired by HarperCollins) since the death of its founder in 1931, Thayer Hobson searched widely for promising new authors, often traveling to Europe in pursuit of his next big title. More

Howl’s Moving Castle

This popular novel stars one of the most beloved and charismatic characters in children’s literature. More

Brave New World

Huxley’s best-known novel; a prophetic classic of speculative fiction that continues to resonate. More