Eva Schocken Glaser (January 12, 1982), age 63. Glaser was president of Schocken Books, Inc., the publishing house founded by her father in Germany in the 1930’s and best known for being the first American publishers of Kafka and Agnon.
Glaser’s own publishing interests were in women’s studies, education, childhood development and children’s books. Under her direction, Schocken expanded its list to include titles on these subjects. At the same time, the house continued its commitment to Judaica publishing.
Glaser assumed the presidency of the company in 1975, upon the death of her brother. In the 1970’s she initiated Schocken’s “Studies in the Life of Women” series.