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Toronto’s 50 Most Influential: #39, Kristin Cochrane

Toronto's 50 Most Influential: #39, Kristin Cochrane
Kristen Cochrane Photograph by Getty Images

Kristin Cochrane

President and publisher, Penguin Random House Canada

39As Canada’s pre-eminent literary kingmaker, Cochrane had plenty to boast about this year. Imprints of Penguin Random House Canada published two novels that were shortlisted for the coveted Man Booker Prize: David Szalay’s All That Man Is and Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing. The news should come as little surprise: Cochrane is a tireless bookworm who reads about 200 books each year and manages to publish approximately 500 new titles annually.

New digs:

The publishing house opened up the Penguin Shop, a retail space at the foot of its gleaming 53,500-square-foot office, to showcase its best new projects.

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Correction
December 6, 2016

This article originally misspelled Kristin Cochrane’s first name.

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