Dennis Campagna has joined Scholastic as svp, chief accounting officer, replacing Maureen O'Connell, who had temporarily assumed the role earlier this year (She remains chief financial and administrative officer for the company.) Campagna spent the past three years as regional controller for Clear Channel Radio.
Christopher Lyon has joined Monacelli Press as executive editor, responsible for fine art and photography. He is also overseeing their electronic publishing initiative. Lyon has worked at MOMA, Bulfinch, Abbeville and Prestel.
Stacee Lawrence has been promoted to senior editor, and Heather Kirkpatrick has been hired as marketing manager. (She was at Picador.) The company has settled into new offices on New York's W. 27th Street after completing founder Gianfranco Monacelli's buyback from Random House.
German writer Christa Wolf, 82, died recently in Berlin, according to publisher Suhrkamp.
A court in Colombia has ruled in favor of author Gabriel García Márquez in a lawsuit that dates back to 1994. Miguel Reyes Palencia had claimed that too much of his personal life story was appropriated by the author in his 1981 classic Chronicle of a Death Foretold. The court rejected Palencia's request for a co-author credit and half the royalties. (No, we're not clear why the case took 17 years.)