Cheryl Hurley

Cheryl Hurley served as president and CEO of the Library of America from its inception in 1979 to her retirement in 2018. Like LALH, Library of America is a nonprofit publisher dedicated to cultural preservation. LOA publishes America’s greatest writing—literary and historical—in authoritative new editions and provides resources for readers to explore this rich living legacy, from Thomas Jefferson and James Baldwin to Frederick Law Olmsted, Aldo Leopold, and Wendell Berry. Nearly 400 LOA editions have been issued to date, championing America’s best writers from all periods and genres. Hurley has served on the boards of the American Antiquarian Society, the Samuel Kress Foundation, the French Institute/Alliance Française, and committees at book-related institutions, such as the Morgan Library, the Grolier Club, and the American Trust for the British Library. She has degrees in French from Ohio University, the University of Lyon, France, and the University of Michigan. She and her husband live in New York.