Harper Perennial is a publishing imprint of HarperCollins Publishers that specializes in publishing literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It was founded in 1984 as a way to publish literary works that have lasting appeal, hence the name "perennial," which means lasting a long time. Harper Perennial has published many notable authors, including Margaret Atwood, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Michael Chabon. It also has a strong presence in the field of literature and has published several Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. The imprint is also known for its focus on contemporary fiction, memoirs, and essays, and it has a reputation for discovering and promoting new and emerging talent. The company is based in New York City and is one of the largest publishers in the world.