September 25, 2009 |
The man who published "The Da Vinci Code" is resigning. Stephen Rubin, a publishing executive since 1984 whose authors have included Dan Brown, John Grisham and Pat Conroy, said Thursday that he was stepping down as executive vice president and publisher-at-large of Random House Inc., effective Oct. 2. "I have had the privilege of publishing and working closely with some of the greatest authors in the world," said Rubin, 67. He said he...
March 3, 1989 |
Rousseau and Gauguin lurk behind David Settino Scott's most recent magic realist floral arrangements. Perhaps to set up some conceptual tension, Scott couches these paintings in the guise of straight botanical reportage, giving the works pseudo-scientific names, such as "Memoria Purplea-Intricarea."
November 18, 2005 |
The founding editors of Riverhead Books, publisher of Khaled Hosseini's "The Kite Runner," Suze Orman's "The Road to Wealth" and other bestsellers, have left the company. Cindy Spiegel and Julie Grau are to start a new division at Doubleday Broadway, part of Random House Inc. They will begin their new jobs at the end of the month. "Together, they have been responsible for a remarkable number of distinctive books," Doubleday Broadway President Stephen Rubin said.
March 11, 2005 |
John Grisham's next legal thriller will have a new twist: It will all be true. The author of "The Firm," "The Client" and other bestsellers is writing a work of nonfiction, his first, about a death-row inmate who nearly died for a murder he didn't commit. The book, not yet titled, is scheduled for publication in 2006. "It's a natural story for John to tell," Stephen Rubin, president and publisher of Doubleday Broadway, said in a statement.
February 5, 1989 |
Anew photo mural designed by artist Jeff Weiss and depicting the chronology of Santa Monica's growth, as seen from the air, has been unveiled by the SMARTS Festival and is on permanent exhibit in the lobby of Santa Monica's Main Library. Composed of photographs from government archives and text describing Santa Monica's original inhabitants, the Gabrielino Indians, the mural also includes pictures of aluminum figures of Muscle Beach acrobats, derived from photos in the library's collection.