Executive director of publicity at Picador James Meader has also been named publicist-at-large at Henry Holt, effective immediately, formalizing an ongoing arrangement with the imprint on select hardcover campaigns. Meader will continue to report to Picador publisher Stephen Morrison and will also add "a dotted line" to Holt deputy publisher Maggie Richards. "James is creative and enthusiastic, a book lover with real insight into the fundamental dynamics of the marketplace. His experience and knowledge will be a great asset to Henry Holt," publisher Stephen Rubin said in a statement.
Also at Holt, Joanna Levine has been promoted to assistant editor.
Finally, to correct yesterday's post about the Booker shortlists, the title of Jeet Thayil's debut novel is NARCOPOLIS.