People, Etc.

Jennifer Garza has joined the Simon & Schuster publicity department as publicity manager. Previously she worked at Media Connect.

Novelist Jennifer Egan and Knopf Doubleday executive editor Erroll McDonald are joining the PEN American Center board of trustees.

Ben Fountain won the 2012 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction for his novel, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. The award was presented at a ceremony in New York Tuesday night that also honored New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman with the organization's Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction.