Thursday, February 24, 2022

Join the Campaign!

The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, in conjunction with The Edward Gorey House has begun a campaign to mark the 100th anniversary of Edward Gorey's birth with a United States Postage Stamp. To that end, The Trust is asking anyone interested to join the letter writing campaign that is happening now - emails won't work this time, this needs to be done by actual letters sent through the mail! All letters must be sent to the USPS for consideration and they must be postmarked by March 31, 2022.

Full details on how to participate in this exciting venture appear on the Trust's website HERE.


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Happy Birthday Edward Gorey!

Celebrate the 97th Anniversary of Edward Gorey's birth by pulling out one of your favorite volumes and pausing to read and enjoy it.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Jason Epstein

Jason Epstein; editor, publisher, and important longtime colleague of Edward Gorey, has died at age 93. Mr. Epstein began his career in publishing in 1950 at Doubleday and Company and in the early 50's created the Anchor imprint which printed classic literature in an affordable paperback format. 

Edward Gorey was hired by Doubleday around 1953 and worked on the Anchor paperback series through most of the 1950's, gaining experience and renown for his cover designs and typography. It was Mr. Gorey's artistic eye that gave the Anchor paperbacks their distinctive look. 

When Jason Epstein left Doubleday in 1958 to work for Random House, he offered Edward Gorey a chance to become the art director and one of the publishers of newly formed imprint The Looking Glass Library. When the LGL imprint was closed in 1962, Mr. Gorey decided to work as a freelance illustrator. Mr. Epstein would continue to hire Mr. Gorey through the years.

Photo by Barton Silverman, The New York Times