|Sarah Jessica Parker|
Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress, producer and entrepreneur best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City, is now also editorial director of SJP, a new imprint at Crown's Hogarth line, where, according to the New York Times, she will "help to find, edit and publish three or four new novels a year." The paper added that "the head of Hogarth, Molly Stern, met Parker at a luncheon three years ago and offered her the role over dinner this past spring. Parker said yes in a second."
Parker aims to publish "great stories" and "global voices," and said, "I have always loved to read for the same reason I love to act, which is that other people’s stories are more interesting to me than my own."
Parker comes from a family of readers and writers. Her father was a poet and journalist. Her mother is a retired nursery school teacher and "lifelong, compulsive reader," who, the paper wrote, "made sure a young Sarah Jessica was never without a library book in her school bag."
Parker is starring in Divorce, a new HBO series that premieres this Sunday.