NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Salman Rushdie, Ta-Nehisi Coates and other prominent writers has died. Susan Kamil was 69.
Random House Publishing Group president Gina Centrello announced that Kamil died Sunday from complications relating to lung cancer. Kamil was most recently executive vice president and publisher of Random House and such imprints as Dial Press and One World. Authors under her leadership ranged from Rushdie and Coates to Elizabeth Strout and Sophie Kinsella.
As an editor, Kamil's credits included Kinsella's "Shopaholic" novels and Strout's "My Name is Lucy Barton."
Kamil had been in publishing for more than 40 years, starting at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. She joined Random House in 1991.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Kohn; two step-children and two brothers.