Legendary Book Editor Dies at 93

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Legendary Book Editor Dies at 93

By TGR Edit Desk - 08/03/2017

Legendary book editor and cookbook editor Judith Jones died Aug. 2 at 93, reported the New York Times.

She is credited with discovering Julia Child and saving The Diary of Anne Frank from the reject pile. During her long career, she edited many cookbooks, including the works of Madhur Jaffrey, Edna Lewis, Lidia Bastianich and Marcella Hazan and many others.

Jones, a longtime editor at Alfred A. Knopf, was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in April. In 2006, Jones received the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.