Founder of Soho Press, Alan J. Hruska, dies at 88

Alan J. Hruska was an author, playwright, director, and producer who helped found Soho Press, an independent publishing business.

He also served as the Secretary of the New York City Bar Association, the President of the Federal Bar Council, the President of the Institute of Judicial Administration, the Chairman of the Second Circuit Judicial Conference Planning and Program Committee, and a Commissioner of the New York State Executive Advisory Commission.

Alan J. Hruska: Founder of Soho Press dies

Alan J. Hruska, a corporate litigator who also had an initial, more diverse career as the founder of the independent publishing house Soho Press, which invests in serious fiction by unknown authors, as a novelist, and as a playwright, director, and producer of plays and films, died on March 29 at his Manhattan home.

At the time of his death, he was 88 years old. His death was revealed by his daughter according to whom he died due to Lymphoma which is a cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system

Alan J. Hruska Age, Family, and Early Life

Alan J. Hruska was born in the Bronx on July 9, 1933, and raised in Far Rockaway, Queens. Harry Hruska, his father, worked in the textile industry. Julia Hruska, his mother, was a stay-at-home mom. Alan’s interest in filmmaking began when he was eight years old.

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He used to take the subway into Manhattan to see double features at first-run movie theatres as a kid. Thus, we can’t give you any detailed information about his life.

We will update anything relevant to him as we discover more about him and his life.

Alan J. Hruska Career, what was his Profession?

In 2005, he made his Broadway debut as the director of an Off-Broadway version of “Waiting for Godot.” He was the creator of Soho Press, which built a name for itself by accepting unsolicited submissions from unknown authors. With a backlist that includes volumes by Jake Arnott, Edwidge Danticat, John L’Heureux, Delores Phillips, Sue Townsend, and Jacqueline Winspear, it has specialized in literary fiction and memoirs.

Alan had a passion for filmmaking since he was eight years old, even though he had no idea what he wanted to do with his life. He used to take the subway into Manhattan to see double features at first-run movie theatres as a kid. In 2002, he was promoted to senior counsel. He was also a member of the New York City Bar Association’s secretary committee.

Which school and college did he go to?

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Yale in 1955 after graduating from Lawrence High School on Long Island and was convinced to go to Yale Law School by a college professor who was impressed by his logic and rationalizing skills. In 1958, he received his law degree.

Alan J. Hruska Net Worth, How much does he earn?

It is not known how much money he is worth as it is very difficult to find out about him as nothing about his income has been discussed in public.

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We will be updating about his net worth once we get to know about his income.

Alan J. Hruska Wife, What about his relationship?

In 2010, he married Laura Mae Chapman, however, she passed away in 2010. He later married Julie Iovine in 2013. He has two sons and a daughter.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

We do not have precise information about his social media status. When we receive more detailed information surrounding his social media handles, we will update this section.

Physical Appearance of Alan J. Hruska’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourBrown
Eye ColourBrown
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Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Alan J. Hruska’s should be known

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Single/ In a relationshipMarried
Current SpouseLaura Mae Chapman( Dead)
Julie Iovine

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