March 10, 1924
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||August 2, 2017 (aged 93)|
Walden, Vermont, U.S.
|Alma mater||Bennington College|
(m. 1951; his death 1996)
Judith Jones (née Bailey; March 10, 1924 – August 2, 2017) was an American writer and proofreader. She was best known for having rescued the The Diary of Anne Frank from the reject pile. Jones also helped publish Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Jones retired as senior editor and vice president at Alfred A. Knopf in 2011. Jones was also a cookbook author and memoirist. She won multiple lifetime achievement awards, including the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
References[change | change source]
- Yonan, Joe (August 2, 2017). "Judith Jones, cookbook editor who brought Julia Child and others to the table, dies at 93". The Washington Post. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
- Tabachnick, Toby (2009). "The editor who didn't pass on Anne Frank; Jones recalls famous diary". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved April 2, 2016 – via Firefox.
- Raising Steaks, Christine Muhlke, NY Times September 24, 2009
- "A Century of Alfred A. Knopf". PublishersWeekly.com. Retrieved 2016-04-02.
- Swanson, Clare (15 May 2015). "A Century of Alfred A. Knopf". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Judith Jones' Blog
- "Judith Jones reads from Tenth Muse" on NPR , January 8, 2008
- Lecture Review: "Knopf editor Judith Jones charms audience", Tuesday, April 7, 2009, by Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette