Anthony Bourdain No Reservations television host and bestselling author of Kitchen onfidential and Medium Raw has joined forces with Daniel Halpern, President and Publisher of Ecco. He will create a Bourdain line of books at Ecco that will acquire books and publish three to five titles a year.
“I've encountered a lot of extraordinary people with exciting things to say. This is a chance to get those voices heard,” said Bourdain. “ We look forward to publishing an unusual mix of new authors, existing works, neglected or under-appreciated masterworks, and translations of people from elsewhere who we think are just too damned brilliant not to be available in English,” he explained.
Founded in 1971, Ecco marks its 40th anniversary this Fall. It publishes a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cookbooks from authors such as Russell Banks, Mario Batali, Charles Bukowski, Leonard Cohen, Werner Herzog, Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Tan, and Gloria Vanderbilt among many others, including recipients of the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award, among others http://www.harpercollins.com.