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Sarah Jessica Parker Channels Carrie Bradshaw By Launching a New Line of Books
She’s the captain editor now.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who is arguably best known for her long-running role as writer Carrie Bradshaw on HBO’s hit series Sex and the City, is bringing a piece of her famous onscreen character to reality by launching a new line of fiction books.
SJP has announced her new position as editorial director for SJP at Hogarth Publishing, where she will help discover and nurture upcoming writers. So, no, she won’t be writing some scandalous and sexy tales for our reading pleasure, but she will help “find, edit, and publish three to four new novels a year.”
“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,” the star said in a statement.
“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.”
This new venture came about after meeting the head honcho of Hogarth, Molly Stern, a few years ago.
“From the moment we met, I was drawn to Sarah Jessica’s extraordinary passion for books and her natural instinct for what makes for great writing. The Hogarth editorial team and I cannot wait to partner with her as she brings her excellent taste and infectious enthusiasm to bear in support of both writers and reading.”
According to the press release, SJP will “selectively publish high-quality works of fiction by both established writers and distinctive emerging voices with critical and commercial promise, with its first list anticipated to debut in 2018.”