People, Awards, Etc.

Barbara Kline Pope has been appointed director of the Association of American University Presses, succeeding Philip Cercone. Pope is director of the National Academies Press and will serve a one-year term as AAUP director.

Costco's July Pennie's Pick is THE GIVER by Lois Lowry.

Donna Tartt's THE GOLDFINCH and Doris Kearns Goodwin's THE BULLY PULPIT won the Carnegie Medals for fiction and nonfiction, respectively.

Start Publishing is in the process of acquiring Whiskey Creek Press, as covered in two posts at Writer Beware.

Poet and novelist Dermot Healy, 66, died over the weekend in County Sligo, Ireland. He was the author of four collections of poetry and novels including LONG TIME, NO SEE, winner of the IMPAC award.