People, Awards, Etc.

At Bloomsbury, Kathy Belden has been promoted to senior executive editor.

Sara Sciuto is joining Foreword Literary as an agent, specializing in children's books. She was previously an agent with Full Circle Literary.

Ian McEwan's novel THE CHILDREN ACT, already announced for UK publication this fall by Jonathan Cape, will also be issued by Nan A. Talese on September 9 (listed at 192 pages).

Gabriel García Márquez has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home following treatment for a lung and urinary tract infection.

Philip Roth will receive Yaddo's inaugural artist medal at a ceremony in May. He has had seven residencies at the artists' colony.

The IMPAC Dublin Award announced their shortlist:

The Detour by Gerbrand Bakker
Questions of Travel by Michelle De Kretser
Absolution by Patrick Flanery
A Death in the Family by Karl Ove Knausgaard
Three Strong Women by Marie NDiaye
Traveller of the Century by Andres Neuman
The Light of Amsterdam by David Park
The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vásquez

The London Book Fair presented their new set of 15 sponsored international publishing awards. Among the honorees were: the University of Chicago Press (academic and professional publisher); Anneli Hoier (literary agent); Fixi in Malaysia (adult trade publisher); and the Best Translated Book Award in the US (literary translation initiative).