Perigee Books, originally created as the trade paperback imprint for G. P. Putnam's Sons, has featured an eclectic range of titles from virtually every category of publishing, both fiction and nonfiction. One of the earliest, William Golding's Lord of the Flies, is now the only work of fiction in a list otherwise devoted to prescriptive nonfiction.
Among the perennial favorites and bestsellers are The Out-of-Sync Child, Signing Illustrated, The Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs, and Wreck This Journal; and the New York Times bestsellers The Book of Useless Information (and its companion volumes), The Smartest Investment Book You'll Ever Read and The Smartest 401(k) Book You'll Ever Read. Featured Perigee authors include Carol Kranowitz, Rhonda Britten, Vicki Iovine, and Daniel Solin.
Publisher, Vice-President, and Senior Editor
John Duff, Publisher of the trade paperback imprints Perigee, HPBooks, and Prentice Hall Press, is also a Vice-President and Senior Editor for G. P. Putnam's Sons. A native of Canada, he came to the U.S. with Doubleday where he was Director of Special Interest Publishing until 1992, when he joined The Putnam Berkley Group.
The Nobel Prize for Literature
1983: William Golding, England