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Soho Press Co-Founder Laura Hruska Has Died

sohop23.jpgSoho Press co-founder and EIC Laura Hruska passed away this weekend at 74-years-old.

Hruska helped found the press in 1986, and it has now grown into a publisher that releases between 60 and 80 titles every year. During her long career, she supported Edwidge Danticat, Susan Richards, Garth Stein, and Jacqueline Winspear.

Hruska also wrote three novels during her life: “A Change of Heart,” “Legal Relations,” and “Multiple Choice.” Publishers Weekly has more information about the editor’s memorial service. In December Soho Press named her daughter, Bronwen Hruska, publisher of Soho Press.

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Bronwen Hruska Named Publisher of Soho Press

sohop23.jpgToday Soho Press named Bronwen Hruska publisher of the press. Her mother, publisher and co-founder Laura Hruska, will remain editor-and-chief of the press.

Bronwen Hruska has worked as an associate publisher at the press since 2008. She graduated from Yale and the Columbia School of Journalism. She has written for the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, and the Village Voice. Laura Hruska has been at Soho Press for 24 years, publishing a slate of authors that included: Edwidge Danticat, Sara Gran, Qiu Xiaolong, and Cara Black.

The new publisher had this statement: “I’ve always been on the writing and editing end of things, so my learning curve over the past 18 months has been huge … Obviously it’s a challenging moment to break into publishing, but it’s also a moment filled with exciting prospects and possibilities. I remain in awe of my mother for what she’s built, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to take Soho into the next decade and beyond.”