Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Signs ‘Our Boston’ – A Special Anthology in Celebration of the City, All Proceeds to Benefit The One Fund - Boston

BOSTON — Boston-based publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love, to be published on Oct. 1, 2013.  The anthology, edited by Andrew Blauner, will feature original essays on the Hub by Pico Iyer, Chip McGrath, James Atlas, Charlie Pierce and Lesley Visser, among many others, as well as previously published pieces by writers including John Updike, George Plimpton, Susan Orlean, and Robert Pinsky. All proceeds from the book will be donated to The One Fund - Boston to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15. 
“HMH has deep roots in the Boston community, with an office overlooking the Marathon finish line.  It means a lot to us to contribute to The One Fund and to celebrate our home city, and we expect this book will be a treasure for many years to come.” said Gary Gentel, President, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishers.   
Andrew Blauner is the founder of Blauner Books Literary Agency. He is the editor of three previous anthologies: Coach; Brothers; and Central Park,  and co-editor of Anatomy of Baseball.  

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