Following our article from last week, Publishing Trendsetter is pleased to announce on behalf of the Ashmead Award Committee that Whitney Frick is the first recipient of the award. Whitney has been an Associate Editor at Scribner since 2008.
She has already edited successful titles such as No Way Home by Carlos Acosta and The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais. Her recent aquisitions include My Balanchine by Varley O’Connor and Eating for Total Health from the Duke Center for Integrative Nutrition.
“Whitney has all the qualities that Larry would have loved,” says Brenda Segel. “She cares deeply about her authors and, even in the early stages of her career, has shown great acumen and passion for the book publishing business.”
We hope to follow up with Whitney after she attends the Yale Publishing Course as part of her award.