Lee Boudreaux Gets Her Own Imprint With Little, BrownReagan Arthur, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown and Company, announced today that Lee Boudreaux has been named Vice President and Editorial Director of an eponymous imprint, publishing eight to ten titles a year. She will begin her new role on September 2, 2014. Lee Boudreaux, the editorial director of Ecco is leaving HarperCollins to start her own imprint at Little, Brown. She will be the Vice President and Editorial Director of an imprint bearing her name which will publish between 8-10 books a year. She will begin her new role on September 2, 2014.
During her time at Ecco she has worked with authors such as Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award-winner Ben Fountain (Brief Encounters with Che Guevara: Stories , David Wroblewski (The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, Madeline Miller (The Song of Achilles), Kevin Wilson (The Family Fang), Eleanor Henderson (Ten Thousand Saints), Ron Rash, Jennifer Senior (All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood, and Ivy Pochoda (Visitation Street. She spent nine years at Random House before she moved to Ecco where she discovered Curtis Sittenfeld. Her authors have won numerous awards, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Prize, the PEN/Hemingway award, the Frank O'Connor prize for short stories, the Los Angeles Times and Center for Fiction first novel awards, and been finalists for the National Book Award, the Booker prize, and the PEN/Faulkner Award.
Boudreaux had this to say about her exciting new venture: "Like everyone else, Iíve watched Reagan Arthur publish her books and subsequently take over the reins at Little, Brown with admiration often bordering on awe. Iíve been exquisitely lucky to have worked with such extraordinary writers and colleagues at Ecco and I know what Iíve learned from themóabout the art of writing and the art of publishing with unstinting passionówill always stand me in good stead. To shape my own list, focused on discovering the kind of electrifying and unexpected voices Iíve grown to treasure, is truly an honor. And, I suspect, it's also going to be a lot of fun."
Posted on April 25, 2014