Heinemann is a UK publishing house founded by William Heinemann in Covent Garden, London in 1890. William Heinemann ( 18 May 1863 – 5 October 1920) was the founder of the Heinemann publishing house in London Covent Garden (Pronunciation kɒvʌnt is a district in London, England, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. On William Heinemann's death in 1920 a majority stake was purchased by U. S. publisher Doubleday. The Doubleday Publishing Group is the fifth largest Book Publishing company in the world The publishing house is an imprint of Pearson who purchased the UK, South African, Australian and New Zealand arms of Harcourt Education in May 2007. Pearson plc () is a London -based media conglomerate. It is the largest book Publisher in the UK, India, Australia
Famous authors of the 20th century on their imprint have included:
The publishing house also introduced many translations of the classics into Britain, especially the pioneering translations from Russian by Constance Garnett. The twentieth century of the Common Era began on John Galsworthy OM (ˈgɔːlzwɝːðɪ ( 14 August, 1867 — 31 January, 1933) was an English Novelist and Anthony Burgess (February 25 1917 — November 22 1993 was an English Novelist, Critic, Composer, Librettist, Poet David Herbert Richards Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930 was an English writer of the 20th century whose prolific and diverse output included Novels short Sir Noël Peirce Coward ( 16 December 1899 26 March 1973) was an English Actor, Playwright Henry Graham Greene OM, CH (2 October 1904 &ndash 3 April 1991 was an English writer best known as a novelist but who also produced Short stories Brian J Ford (born 1939 in Corsham, Wiltshire) is an independent research biologist and left before graduating to set up his own multi-disciplinary laboratory Douglas Noël Adams (11 March 1952 &ndash 11 May 2001 was an English author comic Radio dramatist Karen Armstrong (born 14 November 1944 in Wildmoor Worcestershire) is a British author of numerous works on Comparative religion, who first rose to prominence with Sylvia Plath (October 27 1932 &ndash February 11 1963 was an American Poet, Novelist and Short story Writer. William Somerset Maugham, CH ( January 25 1874 &ndash December 16 1965) was an English Playwright, John Steinbeck III (February 27 1902—December 20 1968 was one of the best-known and most widely read American writers of the 20th century Constance Clara Garnett (née Black) ( 19 December, 1861, Brighton, England &mdash 17 December, 1946, The
Heinemann is now a leading educational publisher, formerly part of Harcourt Education, and has also been a pioneer in recruiting developing world authors and publishing especially in Africa. Harcourt Education, is a publisher serving the pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 school assessment and trade publishing markets in the US and primary and secondary school markets internationally Heinemann Kenya is a (now locally owned) spin off from this pioneering stance. Heinemann was awarded the 1992 Worldaware Award for Social progress in recognition of this role.
It is best known among educators and learners in the United Kingdom and in Southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand. It publishes for the Primary and Secondary school curriculum in the UK, as well as for further education and vocational colleges. It has a similar market profile in Australia. Heinemann Southern Africa publishes for southern African schools, colleges, technikons and universities.