Atria Books to publish four more novels by Jennifer Weiner
(June 3, 2010 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Ten years since her first deal with Atria Books, bestselling author Jennifer Weiner has signed a deal to publish four more books, as announced today by Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Atria Books and Washington Square Press. Greer Hendricks, Vice President and Senior Editor of Atria, acquired World rights from Joanna Pulcini of Joanna Pulcini Literary Management. Atria plans to publish one book per year for the next four years.
"The last ten years have been the most amazing ride: from being a newspaper reporter with nothing but a manuscript and a dream to having millions of copies of my books in print all over the world, and hearing from so many women who feel as though their own lives and stories are reflected on the pages," says Weiner. "I couldn't ask for a better team than my fabulous editor Greer Hendricks and my visionary publisher Judith Curr for guiding my career...and I am thrilled that we'll all be a team for the next four books!"
Joanna Pulcini, of Joanna Pulcini Literary Management, says, "I feel so fortunate to have worked with such a great group of women over this past decade. Jen is an author who inspires kindness and generosity, both in person and in her stories, and Atria's team has always given their very best in support."
As May 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the Atria Books and Jennifer Weiner publishing partnership, Atria plans to celebrate with a 10-city tour for FLY AWAY HOME, Weiner's latest novel, in July 2010. The 10-city tour will include stops in New York, DC, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Boston, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Cape Cod and Weiner's hometown, Philadelphia.
"It is marvelous to have worked with an author from the beginning of their career, and see them grow and flourish, and then to be able to continue on the same path for the foreseeable future," said Judith Curr.
Jennifer Weiner grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She is the author of Good In Bed (2001), In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes, (2004), Goodnight Nobody (2005), The Guy Not Taken (2006), Certain Girls (2008), #1 New York Times bestseller Best Friends Forever (2009), and her most recent, Fly Away Home, coming July 13th, 2010.
There are more than 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries. She is a frequent public speaker who has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show; she has been published in Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Elle. She writes occasionally for the Huffington Post and on her own blog at www.jenniferweiner.com. She can be found on Facebook, on Twitter, and, in real life, in Philadelphia, where she lives with her family.
Atria Books is the publishing home of many bestselling authors including Vince Flynn, Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner, Patrick Swayze, Shirley MacLaine, and Rhonda Byrne, author of the international bestselling phenomenon The Secret.
For information please call Lisa Sciambra, Publicity Manager, at 212-698-7649.
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