JUDITH JONES Senior Editor & Vice President, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
1957: Joins Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and publishes Julia Child's first book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".
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 Tyier.
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 Horn, 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 LL. Bean Book of New New England Cookery. She also, collaborated with Angus Cameron on The LL. Bean Game and Fish Cookbook. Recently, she has contributed to Savour and Gourmet magazines. Ms. Jones lives in New York Cityand in northern Vermont in the summer.