Lee Boudreaux has been named v-p and executive editor at Doubleday, reporting to Doubleday publisher and editor-in-chief Bill Thomas, effective November 13. The move was announced in a letter to Penguin Random House staff.
Boudreaux began her career in publishing as an editorial assistant at Doubleday, before working at Random House, Ecco, and, most recently Little, Brown. During her career, she has edited and published a number of bestselling and prize-winning authors including Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain, Serena by Ron Rash, All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani, and Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa.
“What links this diverse group of books are Lee’s singular, impeccable taste, her passionate, creative publishing vision, and most importantly, her fierce dedication to the craft of editing,” Thomas wrote. “Having worked with her, I know what a vivacious and generous colleague she is. Having had the misfortune of following her presentation at a librarians’ convention, I know what an entertaining and effective author advocate she is.”
Boudreaux will leave her eponymous imprint at Little, Brown, launched in 2014, for the new position.
“I’m incredibly excited to return to Penguin Random House and join so many old friends and former colleagues,” Boudreaux said in a statement. “And I look forward to contributing to Doubleday’s list, which I’ve deeply admired since my very first days in publishing.”