Passings :: Laura Hruska
Laura Hruska, co-founder of the Soho Press in 1986 (along with her husband, Alan Hruska, and their friend Juris Jurjevics) died January 9, 2010 at her home in Manhattan. Hruska is noted for helping launch the careers of many prominent writers, including Edwidge Danticat, Dan Fesperman, Robert Hellenga, Susan Richards, Garth Stein, and Jacqueline Winspear. As of January 1, Hruska’s daughter Bronwen Hruska took over as publisher of Soho Press. Memorial services were held on January 15.