Sheila Levine
Sheila Levine

Dear Friends,

It is with great sorrow that I write with the news that our friend, colleague, and former editorial director Sheila Levine died this week after a struggle with ovarian cancer. Everyone at University of California Press is deeply saddened by the news of Sheila’s death.

We are reaching out to you — authors, university press colleagues, and friends — to honor Sheila’s accomplishments in this tribute to her long career at UC Press. We will always be grateful to Sheila for her commitment to the Press and for launching the books and careers of so many. She genuinely loved the work that we do.

Many of us were lucky to spend time with Sheila in recent weeks, sharing stories, enjoying her wit, and, as always, talking about books.

With deep sadness,
Kim Robinson
Editorial Director, University of California Press