Author, essayist, screenwriter, bon vivant, and public intellectual Gore Vidal, 86, died Tuesday from complications of pneumonia. His 25 novels included THE CITY AND THE PILLAR (1948), JULIAN (1964), and MYRA BRECKENRIDGE (1968), as well as a trilogy of crime novels written under the pseudonym Edgar Box, though he was more famous to younger generations for his bon mots and television appearances.
Siobahn Paganelli has joined Phaidon Press senior publicist in the company's New York office. She was previously a publicist at Palgrave Macmillan.
Caroline Newbury will join Random House India as vp, marketing and publicity, reporting to Gaurav Shrinagesh. Previously she was publicity director at Ebury.