Actor and writer Lena Dunham has teamed up with publisher Random House to launch her own publishing imprint, Lenny.
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, May 2014
Launching in late 2017, Lenny will publish fiction and non-fiction titles selected by Dunham and Jenni Konner, co-creator of the website Lenny, which covers “feminism, style, health, politics, friendship and everything else”. Lenny began as a weekly bulletin letter and has as a website established a track record of attracting significant voices in literature and public debate. Dunham told Buzzfeed that her friendship with Konner “often doubles as a book club”.
“We feel like the Lenny voice lends itself to a diverse list of authors and we are so excited to work with Random House – they get our mission completely,” Dunham said. “Lenny books will aspire to push the ball forward on the issues that matter to our audience, with wit and style. We hope to see them sticking out of purses and riding public transportation everywhere.”
We can't wait to get our hands on some Lenny books, watch this space!