About the Author
Anna Kasabian is a freelance writer and the author of 13 books—ten on interior design and architecture and three cookbooks.
April 2012 New Book
Rizzoli International published her 13th book in April 2012, Jennifer Post, Pure Space, Elegant Minimalism, a monograph of this renowned designer. This was just named one of the Top 35 Best Design Books in 2012 by House Beautiful Magazine.
Her articles on interior design and architecture, food and cooking, luxury and historic real estate, garden design, home and garden preservation projects, and New England have been published in regional and national magazines including Northshore Magazine,The Boston Globe, Cybele, Design New England, New England Home, Boston Magazine, Boston Home The Robb Report, Coastal Living, Connecticut Cottages, and Gardens, LUXE, Ocean Home, Reside, Woman’s Day, Yankee, Down East, and Cooks Illustrated, among many others. She has worked as a freelance producer and appeared on HGTV as a design expert, and has been featured on and freelanced for NPR’s Boston affiliate WBUR. On occasion she takes on freelance projects that call upon her talents as a researcher and interviewer. She contributed to the 2011 published book, Something in the Ether, A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011.
A graduate of Endicott College (AA) and Emerson College (BA), she spent the early part of her career as a journalist and editor. She served as the Boston editor of Panorama and Playbill Magazines. From there she moved on to become the Executive Editor of the Crosby-Vandenburg Group/Jubilee Publications where she was instrumental in creating the editorial for several special interest publications, including: CityGuide, TheatreBill, The Boston Restaurant Guide, Settlin’In (a residential guide to living in Massachusetts), The New England Real Estate Directory (a guide to commercial office space)and Premiere—the magazine that re-opened the Wang Center. In addition, she managed and created editorial for numerous Cable Television Guides nationwide, Dimension and ViewerGuide, among them. During this period was a regular guest on local live talk radio shows in Boston promoting living and dining in the city.
She took a new career path and was a principal at DRK, Inc., a Boston-based advertising agency owned with David Kasabian for several years before returning to her passion, publishing and writing in 1996. During this period she also served briefly as the Northeast Publisher for The History Press based in Salem, MA, working to open and manage the office as well as acquire & edit special publications.
recent book releases
Fall 2007 Releases: Packager and co-author, Creative Publishing International:
--The Wild Fish Cookbook: Recipes from North America’s Top Fishing Lodges
--The Wild Game Cookbook. Recipes from North America’s Top Hunting Lodges
2005 Released Books, Rizzoli International:
--The Fifth Taste, Cooking with Umami
Features 25 of America’s top chefs. Foreword by New York Times author and food columnist, Mark Bittman. Reviews from the following luminaries: Chef Mario Batali who calls the book “ a new genre in cooking” as well as Jacques Pepin, Michael Ruhlman and Dr. Robert Wolke. Featured on The Today Show in January 2008.
--Guest Rooms and Private Places.
The book moves from past to present, examining the design of guest rooms and cottages, and features spaces from New England, across the U.S. and Canada. Woven throughout the book are quotes from the quintessential hostess, Edith Wharton.
2004 Released Book, Rizzoli International:
--New England Style
Foreword by Tommy Hilfiger. This is an armchair tour of the region with essays on everything from gardening to architecture and food.
Other published books (oldest to most current):
--Ghost writer for personal memoir
--Designing Interiors with Tile
--East Coast Rooms
--Cooking Spaces; now part of a new collection, Dream Kitchens
--Kids’ Rooms, A Hands On Decorating Guide ; now part of Decorating Kid’s Rooms and Family Friendly Spaces
--The New Home Color Book , also part of a new collection, Color Your House Beautiful
--First Impressions, Fresh Looks for Entryways, Hallways and Foyers
--Contributed to Updating Classic America: Ranches and Ramblers,
--Contributed to the 2004 release of Pottery Barn’s book Storage & Display
A member of the Author’s Guild, Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, The Potter's Council, SeARTS, & The Rockport Art Association.