Girls Write Now is happy to present the Agent of Change Award to honoree Judith Curr, President and Publisher of the HarperOne Group, which was formed in 2018 when Judith joined HarperCollins. It represents a broad and diverse publishing landscape, bringing together four imprints, each with their own unique editorial vision: HarperOne, Amistad, HarperCollins Español, and HarperVia. Publishing books that appeal to readers across cultures, nations, languages and racial divides, the overall mission of HarperOne Group is to “publish for the world we want to live in.” Prior to joining HarperCollins, Curr founded Atria Books in 2002, overseeing its growth into a consistently successful and forward-thinking division. A native of Australia, Curr has been an executive in American publishing since 1996.
Girls Write Now is proud to partner with HarperCollins to amplify young women’s diverse voices.
Also joining us for our Agents of Change Awards will be Honorees Christine Ball, Senior Vice President & Publisher of Dutton, Putnam, and Berkley, Alina Roytberg, Co-founder of Fresh, and Robin Thede, Creator, Executive Producer, Writer & Star of HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show. This year’s Honorary Chairs are Patrick Shields, Head of US Corporate Banking at RBC Capital Markets & Mustafa Topiwalla, Managing Director, Corporate Banking at RBC Capital Markets.