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.
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.