Monday, December 3, 2012

December 6: Roundtable on Jews as Culture Brokers in the Book Trade

Thursday December 6, 6:30 pm at the Center for Jewish History Three generations of leading publishers explore Jewish participation in the dramatic changes that transformed the book publishing industry in the post-War era from a sleepy "gentlemen's club" into a dynamic and tumultuous industry. Speakers include: •Jonathan Karp, executive vice president and publisher, Simon & Schuster •Jane Friedman, CEO and co-founder, Open Road Integrated Media; former president and CEO, HarperCollins Publishers; and executive at Random House, Inc.; •Jason Epstein, former director, Random House; co-founder, The New York Review of Books; former editor, Doubleday; former editor for Norman Mailer, Vladimir Nabokov, E. L. Doctorow, Philip Roth and Gore Vidal •Altie Karper, editorial director, Schocken Books/Random House Co-sponsored by The Jewish Book Council. CJH, AJHS > $15 general; $10 CJH, AJHS members, seniors, students Culture Brokers: Publishing/The Book Trade is part of a series exploring the role of Jews as mediators, entrepreneurs and impresarios of the arts. For more information and additional programs on film and popular music, please visit

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