Actress Sarah Jessica Parker will next year head up her own publishing imprint at Hogarth Press, according to the New York Times.
Parker’s role at the imprint, titled SJP, will be editorial director and she will help find, edit and publish three to four novels per year.
She told the newspaper: “I have always loved to read for the same reason I love to act, which is that other people’s stories are more interesting to me than my own.” She did not reveal much about what she will be looking for part from “great voices” and “global stories”.
Hogarth Press was founded by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1917 and Parker said the idea of "home" is at the heart of what the publisher was about. “Because Virginia and Leonard Woolf were printing books out of their home, and because they were publishing work by their friends, they were telling exactly the stories they wanted to tell," she said. "I love most the idea of community here, and that the history of the imprint is personal. There was nothing mercenary about it. The Woolfs were storytellers.”
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