The Hobbit

In October 1936, Stanley Unwin, chairman of British publishers George Allen & Unwin (later acquired by HarperCollins), received a children’s book submission. More

Yates’ Garden Guide

Now in its seventy-eighth edition, this book was initially written to answer gardeners’ questions. More

The Muddleheaded Wombat

First introduced on ABC Radio, Muddleheaded Wombat is one of Australia’s most adored children’s book characters. More

Michael Morpurgo

I like above all to share the excitement of my dreams and discoveries, my doubts and fears, my joys and my sorrows, to take my readers on new journeys with me. More

Moby-Dick

Often called the greatest American novel of all time. More

Bel Canto

Patchett’s critically acclaimed novel that won the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize for Fiction. More

Divergent

First book in the Divergent trilogy, which has sold more than 32 million copies worldwide. More

Longitude

Story of an epic scientific quest, which won British Book of the Year in 1997. More

The Boy in the Dress

The sharp and funny first novel for children from bestselling publishing phenomenon David Walliams. More

Magician

Bestselling epic fantasy masterpiece that launched Feist’s career and influenced a generation of modern fantasy authors. More

1908: Collins obtains New Zealand Post Office Box #1…

During a time of expansion for Collins in New Zealand, the company obtains New Zealand Post Office Box #1 (which it continues to use to this day) and moves to a new building on Wyndham Street, which at eight stories high, was then Auckland’s tallest building. More

Gregory Maguire

One of the reasons HarperCollins has been my most frequent publisher for thirty-three years is that I admired three children’s books published by Harper & Row within a year of each other (the year I was turning nine). More

Blonde

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. More

Hilary Mantel

I read out of hope and avid curiosity, and in an attempt to live in other times, and inhabit bodies that are not my own. More

Jesus Calling

The number one selling devotional, Jesus Calling is one of Thomas Nelson’s bestselling books of all time. More

Bernard Cornwell

Born in London in 1944, Bernard Cornwell grew up in Essex and, after a stint as a teacher, moved on to the BBC, where he took a job as a producer in Northern Ireland. More