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Harvard University Press (HUP) is a
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established on January 13, 1913, as a division of
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Harvard University
, and focused on
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. It is a member of the
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. After the retirement of William P. Sisler in 2017, the university appointed as Director George Andreou. The press maintains offices in
Cambridge, Massachusetts Cambridge ( ) is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Massachusetts (, ), officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', ...
near
Harvard Square Harvard Square is a triangular plaza at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street, near the center of Cambridge Cambridge ( ) is a College town, university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, ...

Harvard Square
, and in
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London, England
. The press co-founded the distributor TriLiteral LLC with
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and
Yale University Press Yale University Press is a university press 200px, The Pitt Building in Cambridge, which used to be the headquarters of Cambridge University Press, and now serves as a conference centre for the Press. A university press is an academic publishing ho ...
. TriLiteral was sold to
LSC Communications LSC Communications is an United States, American commercial printing company based in Chicago, Illinois, and, as of December 2020, a fully-owned subsidiary of Atlas Holdings. The company was established in 2016 as part of a corporate spin-off from ...
in 2018. Notable authors published by HUP include
Eudora Welty Eudora Alice Welty (April 13, 1909 – July 23, 2001) was an American short story writer, novelist and photographer, who wrote about the Southern United States, American South. Her novel ''The Optimist's Daughter'' won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. ...
,
Walter Benjamin Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (; ; 15 July 1892 – 26 September 1940) was a German Jewish philosopher A philosopher is someone who practices philosophy. The term ''philosopher'' comes from the grc, φιλόσοφος, , translit=philo ...

Walter Benjamin
,
E. O. Wilson Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E. O. Wilson, is an American biologist Francesco Redi, the founder of biology, is recognized to be one of the greatest biologists of all time A biologist is a professional who has ...
,
John Rawls John Bordley Rawls (; February 21, 1921 – November 24, 2002) was an American moral A moral (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was ori ...
,
Emily Dickinson Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Little-known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in . Dickinson was born in , into a prominent family with ...
,
Stephen Jay Gould Stephen Jay Gould (; September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American Paleontology, paleontologist, Evolutionary biology, evolutionary biologist, and History of science, historian of science. He was one of the most influential and widely read ...
,
Helen Vendler Helen Hennessy Vendler (born April 30, 1933) is an American literary critic and is Porter University Professor Emerita at Harvard University. Life and career Vendler has written books on Emily Dickinson, W. B. Yeats, Wallace Stevens, John Keats, an ...
,
Carol Gilligan Carol Gilligan (; born November 28, 1936) is an American feminism, feminist, ethicist, and psychologist best known for her work on ethical community and ethical relationships and certain Pirsig's metaphysics of Quality, subject-object problems in ...
,
Amartya Sen Amartya Kumar Sen (; born 3 November 1933) is an Indian economist and philosopher, who since 1972 has taught and worked in the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom ( ...

Amartya Sen
,
David Blight David William Blight (born 1949) is the Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies, and of American Studies and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University. Previously, ...
,
Martha Nussbaum Martha Craven Nussbaum (, born May 6, 1947) is an American philosopher and the current Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, where she is jointly appointed in the law school and the philoso ...

Martha Nussbaum
, and
Thomas Piketty Thomas Piketty (; born 7 May 1971) is a French economist who is Professor of Economics at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (french: École des hautes études en sciences sociales: EHESS), Associate Chair at the Paris Schoo ...

Thomas Piketty
. The Display Room in Harvard Square, dedicated to selling HUP publications, closed on June 17, 2009.


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HUP owns the Belknap Press
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, which it inaugurated in May 1954 with the publication of the ''Harvard Guide to American History''. The John Harvard Library book
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is published under the Belknap imprint. Harvard University Press distributes the
Loeb Classical Library The Loeb Classical Library (LCL; named after James Loeb James Loeb (; ; August 6, 1867 – May 27, 1933) was an American banker A bank is a financial institution Financial institutions, otherwise known as banking institutions, are ...
and is the publisher of the
I Tatti Renaissance Library The I Tatti Renaissance Library is a book series published by the Harvard University Press Harvard University Press (HUP) is a publishing house established on January 13, 1913, as a division of Harvard University Harvard University is a ...
, the
Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library The Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (est. 2010) is a series of books published by Harvard University Press in collaboration with the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. It presents editions of texts originally written in medieval Latin, ...
, and the
Murty Classical Library of India The Murty Classical Library of India began publishing classics of Indian literature in January 2015. The books, which are in dual-language format with the original language and English facing, are published by Harvard University Press. The Columbia ...
. It is distinct from
Harvard Business Press Harvard Business Publishing was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit A nonprofit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity, not-for-profit organization, or nonprofit institution, is a legal entity organized and operated for a coll ...
, which is part of
Harvard Business Publishing Harvard Business Publishing was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University (distinct from Harvard University Press), with a focus on improving business management practices. The company consists of three mar ...
, and the independent
Harvard Common Press The Quarto Group is a global illustrated book publishing group founded in 1976. It is Domicile (law), domiciled in the United States and listed on the London Stock Exchange. Quarto creates and sells illustrated books for adults and children, acr ...
.


Awards

Its 2011 publication '' Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act'' by
Joe Roman Joe Roman is a conservation biologist, academic, and author of the books ''Whale'' and ''Listed: Dispatches from America's Endangered Species Act''. His conservation biology, conservation research includes studies of the historical population siz ...
received the 2012 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award from the Society of Environmental Journalists.


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