Thursday, December 10, 2009

Some very welcome news today!

The fate of Curbstone Press has been in some doubt since the death of Sandy Taylor two years ago. I was a casual friend and devoted admirer of Mr. Taylor (and his lovely company.) I'd had many phone chats with him, but only met him once at a book party for Marnie Mueller, author of MY MOTHER'S ISLAND (Curbstone: 2002).

Now comes word that Northwestern University Press and stalwart knight-editor Henry Carrigan will acquire Curbstone and the backlist.

Huzzahs all around!

Huzzah for Henry!
Huzzah for Sandy Taylor, may he rest in peace!
And mostly Huzzah for being able to read more good books from Curbstone!

5 comments:

Maryann Miller said...

Always good news when a quality publisher is given new life. I join you in giving a Huzzah!

Jm Diaz said...

I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Taylor. However, it's good to hear that good business will continue. We don't need to be loosing more jobs or small businesses in this country.

I'm happy for Curbstone, and all the folks associated with it.

Furious D said...

A hearty Teddy Roosevelt-esque "Bully for Curbstone!"

It's nice to hear about small publishers surviving and thriving. A little good news goes a long way.

Rebecca Knight said...

That's very exciting and welcome news! :)

behlerblog said...

Huzzah for Henry Carrigan indeed. What a class act of a man. He'll take very good care of Curbstone.