Margaret Mahy, 76, author of more than 120 books for children and winner of numerous awards, including the Carnegie Medal and the Hans Christian Andersen Award, died Monday in Christchurch, NZ after a brief illness.
NZ Herald obit
Left-wing journalist, editor of Counterpunch and author Alexander Cockburn, 71, died Saturday in Bad Salzhausen, Germany after a two year battle with cancer.
At Penguin Children's UK, Eric Huang has been promoted to new business and IP acquisitions director, reporting to Francesca Dow.
Paul Biba has resigned from TeleRead after more than five years as contributor and then editor of the online publication tracking digital developments related to the book world.