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HarperCollinsPublishers, part of News Corporation, is one of the largest and most successful publishing groups in the world.

HarperCollins Australia was founded in 1989 with the amalgamation of three publishing houses: Harper and Row (USA), William Collins (UK) and Angus & Robertson Publishers (Australia). This union of strong global publishers with Australia's oldest and foremost literary publisher resulted in a uniquely powerful company, with the literary heritage of Angus & Robertson augmented by the international reach of News Corporation.

Our goal is simple: to be Australia's best publisher.

HarperCollinsPublishers General Books provides a full range of services to book retailers and publishes extensively in all major sections of the book market.

HarperCollins' strength in the Australian market is spearheaded by a strong local publishing list spanning adult fiction and non-fiction as well as children's, teens and illustrated books. The key imprints are HarperCollins, ABC Books, Angus & Robertson, HarperSports, Fourth Estate, Avon, Collins and Voyager.

Authors include icons of Australian publishing such as Henry Lawson, A.B. (Banjo) Paterson and May Gibbs, as well as a prestigious crop of current bestselling and award-winning authors. Fiction authors include Colleen McCullough, Robert G. Barrett, Geraldine Brooks, Nikki Gemmell, Gao Xingjian, Tara Moss, Janette Turner Hospital, Tobsha Learner, Steven Carroll, Sara Douglass, Fiona McIntosh and Sean Williams. Non-fiction authors include Donna Hay, Peter FitzSimons, George Negus, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Ricky Ponting, Christopher Kremmer, David Day and Andrew Main. Stars of the children's list include Duncan Ball, Jackie French, Alexandra Adornetto, James Moloney and J.A. Mawter.

In addition to our local and international publishing programmes, HarperCollins acts as the authorised distributor for such prestigious publishers as Jamie Durie Publishing, Pease International, Pavilion Books, Paper Tiger, Collins & Brown, HCI books, Usborne Publishing and Innovative Kids.