Friday, October 3, 2008

Lurie Heads to Hyperion

Lurie Heads to Hyperion
Stephanie Owens Lurie has been named editorial director of Disney Book Group’s Disney-Hyperion Books imprint, beginning October 20.
She will oversee the publishing programs for both Disney-Hyperion and the Disney-Jump at the Sun imprint. “Stephanie is a seasoned leader with a phenomenal history of building strong editorial teams and nurturing both established and emerging authors and illustrators,” said Jonathan Yaged, v-p and U.S. publisher of Disney Book Group, in announcing Lurie’s hire.
Lurie comes to Disney from Dutton Children’s Books, a Penguin imprint, where she was president and publisher, working with authors including Judy Blume, Brad Barkley, Heather Hepler and Eva Ibbotson; her nine-year tenure also saw the launch of Judy Schachner’s SkippyJon Jones series as well as the career of Printz Award-winner John Green. Lurie replaces Donna Bray, who, along with Alessandra Balzer, left Disney-Hyperion this past spring to start an eponymous imprint at HarperCollins. read more

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info, Donna. It's really good to keep up with what's happening in the business. Another big news is that Adriana Dominguez left Rayo/Harper Collins after being there for 10 years. This is an editor I'm keeping my eyes on because she likes to discover new Hispanic/Latino authors. I wonder where she'll go now.


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