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Anthony Bourdain Wins Primetime Emmy + Line of Books

From an Emmy to a publishing imprint, everything's coming up roses for culinary rebel Anthony Bourdain
 Anthony Bourdain Wins Primetime Emmy + Line of Books

Nice work, Anthony Bourdain! It’s only Monday morning, and already it’s been a very busy week for our fave bad boy TV personality.

The good times got rolling on Saturday night, when Bourdain-helmed show No Reservations won a 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Cinematography” in the Non-Fiction Programming category. Of course, technically speaking, Bourdain is in front of the camera rather than behind it – the award actually went to Zach Zamboni and Todd Liebler, the show’s Directors of Photography, for their impressive work in Haiti during the latest season’s premiere. But it’s fair to say that much celebrating was had all around, and it’s quite a feather in the cap of everyone on the No Reservations team.




But wait: that’s not all! The New York Times also reports today that Anthony Bourdain will begin acquiring and curating an eponymous line of books for HarperCollins Publishers imprint Ecco at a rate of around three to five books per year. According to Ecco president and publisher Daniel Halpern, Bourdain has already served as an informal advisor of sorts for the past ten years (recently, Bourdain’s own book Medium Raw was published by the imprint). It was apparently only a matter of time before he started lending the imprint his talents outright.  

“His intuition has been unerring – suggesting such authors as Ferran Adria and Fergus Henderson,” Halpern told the Times in an email. “Now he’s becoming one of us, sort of.”

So give yourself a hand, Mr. Bourdain. Not a bad job for one weekend.

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