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Join us this spring at our Publishing Awards Celebration, UJA’s premier event for the publishing industry. We’ll honor Amandeep Kochar, president and group CEO of Baker with the Publishing Titan Award, and Aaron Priest, of the Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

You’ll also learn more about UJA’s powerful work supporting literacy and education, while simultaneously responding to rising antisemitism, food insecurity in New York, and more. 

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Honoree Portrait

Amandeep Kochar

President & Group CEO, Baker & Taylor

Publishing Titan Award

Amandeep “Aman” Kochar is the servant leader at the helm of Baker & Taylor as president and group CEO of the 196-year-old book distributor, content services, and software company. Aman’s expertise in education technology, publishing, domestic and international operations, and engineering, combined with a high-energy, results-driven approach, has helped him lead Baker & Taylor into the digital realm since joining the company in 2014.
As one of the world’s premier distributors of physical and digital content, software, and services to public and academic libraries, B&T is uniquely positioned to make a...

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Honoree Portrait

Aaron Priest

President & Founder, The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency

Lifetime Achievement Award

Aaron Priest will be celebrating the 50th year  of the Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency, considered one of the premier literary agencies. The agency represents several best-selling authors, including David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Robert Crais, B.J. Daniels, Heather Graham, Gregg Hurwitz, and Sandra Kitt, as well as the estate of Madeleine L’Engle.
Aaron represented the late Erma Bombeck, whose syndicated columns were on the refrigerator doors of millions and millions of American women. He also represented the late Johanna Lindsey, an early giant in the romance genre, and Robert James Waller, who wrote the iconic novel The Bridges...

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Wendy Sheanin  
Jennifer Weis
Vice Chair
Adam Zacharius

Rachel Chou
Matty Goldberg
Larry Kirshbaum
Alison Lazarus
Erica Lazzaro
Carol Mann
Barbara Marcus
Sandi Mendelson
Michael Palgon
Mel Parker
Steve Potash
Aaron Priest
Alexandra Urdang
Dorothy Weintraub

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