Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner to Launch the Lenny Imprint

By Maryann Yin 

Lena DunhamLena Dunham and Jenni Konner have established a new partnership with Random House. Dunham, an actress and filmmaker, and Konner, the executive producer of the HBO series Girls, will form their own imprint called Lenny.

According to USA Today, the name of this new venture comes from the email newsletter and website that is produced by Dunham and Konner. The launch date has been scheduled for 2017.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Dunham explained that she feels “the Lenny voice lends itself to a diverse list of authors and we are so excited to work with Random House — they get our mission completely. Lenny books will aspire to push the ball forward on the issues that matter to our audience, with wit and style. We hope to see them sticking out of purses and riding public transportation everywhere.” (via Fortune Magazine)