People, Awards, Etc.

Brandi Larsen has joined Penguin as director of Book Country. Previously she was at the Chicago Tribune, where she worked on adapting the paper's content for mobile devices and tablets, and expanding the scope of their business and their relationship with their readers.

At Clarkson Potter, Anna Mintz has been promoted to senior publicist and Sean Boyles has been promoted to publicist. In addition, Catherine Cullen has been promoted to publicist at the Crown imprint.

In addition to Steve Kasdin's ongoing role as director of digital strategy at Curtis Brown, he is now taking on clients for representation as well, looking for commercial fiction, narrative nonfiction and YA. 

Lee Child has been awarded the Diamond Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association, celebrating an author "with an outstanding body of work in crime fiction." Child will receive his award at a gala ceremony later this summer.

Janis Ian has won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word album for the audiobook edition of her memoir Society's Child: My Autobiography (Audible).