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!