Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Judith Jones, Editor Extraordinaire

The Boston Globe has run a fascinating profile of Judith Jones, a book editor who has the distinction of having ensured the publication of both THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK -- which she found in a rejection pile -- and Julia Child's MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING.

Jones has specialized in finding and publishing some of the great cookbooks of the past few decades.

Her memoirs, THE TENTH MUSE: MY LIFE IN FOOD will be published next month.

Jones is now 83 and still working, having been at Knopf for over half a century.

Thanks to my friend Michele for passing on the Jones article!

Thursday Update: Edited to correct Jones's first name -- when I initially typed this, somehow Judith turned into Edith!


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