Sarah Jessica Parker to launch new line of fiction books
Sarah Jessica Parker is launching a new line of books named SJP for Hogarth, to be housed within the Hogarth imprint, a trans-Atlantic partnership between Penguin Random House’s Crown Publishing Group in the US and Chatto & Windus (part of Vintage) in the UK.
SJP for Hogarth will publish established and emerging author voices with critical and commercial promise, with its first list anticipated to debut in 2018. As Editorial Director of the sub-imprint, Sarah will be involved in every aspect of the publication of books issued by SJP for Hogarth, from their selection and acquisition to cover design and promotion, working in close partnership with Molly Stern, Senior Vice President, Publisher, Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, Crown Archetype, and Three Rivers Press.
An avid reader who traces her lifelong love of writing to an early childhood spent checking books out of her local library, Sarah's association with Hogarth began in 2012 when she met Molly Stern by chance at a media luncheon in New York and they soon formed a book club, which has been meeting regularly for the past three years. They both see the launch of SJP for Hogarth as a natural extension of Sarah's authentic love of great books and of her desire to support and bring attention to the most talented writers working today.
Sarah Jessica Parker, speaking of her new role, commeted, “As a lifelong book lover, as someone who treasures and admires the skill and talent of original and powerful story tellers it is my great privilege to be invited into the world and business of books. Especially thrilling to join those who serve the rich history that is Hogarth. I so look forward to offering to readers the sort of books that have inspired my life long devotion to the written word.”
Clara Farmer, Publishing Director at Chatto & Windus added, “Since Hogarth went transatlantic, the imprint continues to surprise and delight. Following our flagship collaboration on Hogarth Shakespeare, it’s a major thrill to welcome Sarah Jessica Parker to the editorial team. We can’t wait to share projects with her as we enter our centenary year of the founding of the original Hogarth Press by Virginia and Leonard Woolf.”