The memorial service for Manie Barron has been announced:
St. Bartholomew’s Church
325 Park Avenue (betw. 50th and 51st)
Saturday, February 5, 2011
with reception to follow
He died of a hemorrhage the morning on January 8, while undergoing treatment for lung cancer. Barron began his nearly three-decade career in publishing as a bookseller at the Doubleday bookstore at South Street Seaport in Manhattan. He became a buyer for Golden Lee book distributors, from where he was recruited as a founding member of the Random House telephone sales team. He transitioned from sales to editorial, laying the foundation for what would become the Striver’s Row imprint at Random House, before moving on to HarperCollins, where he was publishing manager of the Amistad imprint. He then spent three years as a literary agent with the William Morris Agency before partnering with Claudia Menza in the Menza Barron Agency.
Those interested in contributing to a college scholarship fund for his daughter Veronica are asked to please send a check made out to Veronica Grace Nichols Barron c/o Carrie Kania at HarperCollins,10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York, 10022