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Awards: 5 Under 35, PEN/Bingham, and The First Kirkus Prize Finalists

On Tuesday morning, the National Book Foundation's ninth annual list honoring 5 Under 35 was announced. This time around, all of the honorees except one -- Quade -- has already published in book form. (Her story collection is set for publication by Norton in 2015.) Alex Gilvarry, From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy…

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Laura Nolan has joined Kuhn Projects as an agent. She was until recently the head of the book division for Paradigm. President of Weldon Owen Terry Newell will retire as president after more than 15 years with the company. Succeeding Newell is Roger Shaw, currently vp, publisher, reporting to Bonnier…

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Emilie Polster has joined Little, Brown Children's as executive director of marketing. She was previously senior director of integrated marketing & operations at Harper Children's. At Picador, Andrea Rogoff has been promoted to senior publicist, while Elizabeth Bruce has been promoted to associate editor. In addition, Shannon Donnelly has joined as…

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People: New Unified Children's Publishing Division at Hachette UK

Hachette UK announced the creation of a unified children's division, Hachette Children's Group, bringing together Hachette Children's, Orion Children's, Little, Brown Children's and Orchard Books as of January 1. Managing director of Egmont UK Hilary Murray Hill will join the company to serve as CEO of the new division on January 13. Marlene…

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Universal Has Two-Year First Look Deal With Penguin Random House

In the latest expansion of Penguin Random House's film/tv development efforts, Random House Studio has signed a two-year first-look production agreement Universal Pictures. Random House Studio, under the direction of president Peter Gethers, will serve as a producer on the projects developed and filmed under the agreement. Once again, UTA…

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Andrew Kidd "has decided to leave agenting" and will depart Aitken Alexander at the end of October after 6 years there. The announcement says he will "pursue a new path in the book industry," apparently to be announced in November. Eric Price has joined Melville House in the newly created role…

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Slate and the Whiting Foundation Team Up to Honor Second Novels

Slate and the Whiting Foundation have teamed up for the Slate/Whiting Second Novel List (which they are also calling "We Second That"). While more of an organized promotional campaign than an award per se -- "akin to being retweeted by your literary idol, or finding out that the classmate you…

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Forthcoming: Gabriel Garcia Marquez eBooks; Debut Fig Tree List

Vintage will release nine titles by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, including LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA and CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD, in English-language ebook editions on October 15. At the same time, Vintage Espanol will issue ebook versions of 18 Garcia Marquez works in Spanish. The deal marks the…

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Eleanor Chang will retire at the end of this year after serving for 25 years as chief financial officer for the ABA. A search is underway for a replacement. CEO Oren Teicher says, "My predecessors and I have relied on Ellie to do so many things, and we are forever…

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Bookselling: New Contract for Book Culture Employees; RiverRun Closes Maine Location; and More

Employees at Book Culture in Morningside Heights signed a three-year contract Wednesday night after a protracted summer-long fight over attempts to unionize that led to the dismissal of several employees, subsequently reversed. The NY Daily News reports the new deal includes higher wages, fixed raises and affordable health care. "Now…

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