Judith Jones is Senior Editor and Vice-President at Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. She joined the company in 1957 as an editor working primarily on translations of French writers such as Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. Over the years she has worked with many distinguished authors, including Elizabeth Bowen, John Updike, Peter Taylor, John Hersey, William Maxwell and Anne Tyler. She has been particularly interested in developing a list of first-rate cookbook writers and her authors in that area have included Julia Child (Judith published Julia’s first book and has been her editor ever since), James Beard, Marion Cunningham, Marcella Hazan, Ken Hom, Madhur Jaffrey, Irene Kuo, Edna Lewis, Joan Nathan, Claudia Roden, Nina Simonds, and Anna Thomas, among many others. The celebrated 18-book Knopf Cooks American series is Judith’s brainchild. She is the co-author with Evan Jones (her late husband) of three books: The Book of Bread; Knead It, Punch It, Bake It! (for children; republished in a revised and updated edition in the fall of 1998); and The L.L. Bean Book of New New England Cookery. She also collaborated with Angus Cameron on The L.L. Bean Game and Fish Cookbook. Recently, she has contributed to Saveur and Gourmet magazines.
Judith Jones is represented by Random House Speakers Bureau (www.rhspeakers.com).