Laura Hruska, co-founder of the Soho Press in 1986 (along with her husband, Alan Hruska, and their friend Juris Jurjevics) died Saturday at her home in Manhattan.
While at Soho, Hruska helped to launch the careers of many prominent writers, including Edwidge Danticat, whose novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory began as a short story submitted to Laura. Other notable Soho authors have included 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.
There will be a memorial service on Friday, January 15, at 11:30 at the Campbell Funeral Home on 1076 Madison Avenue in Manhattan.