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Donoghue, Thien Among Giller Prize Shortlist

Canada's Giller Prize announced its six-book shortlist Monday morning: Mona Awad, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin) Gary Barwin, Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada) Emma Donoghue, The Wonder (Little, Brown/HarperCollins Canada) Catherine Leroux, The Party Wall (Biblioasis) Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Norton/Knopf…

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At Crown Children's, Emily Easton has been promoted to vp, publisher. Marissa DeCuir has been promoted to president and partner at JKS Communications. Kurt Hettler has joined Ingram Academic Services as director of academic services. Previously he spent the past 25 years at Oxford University Press, most recently as director,…

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Briefs: Pedroza Collects In Fifty Shades Settlement, Amazon Boston, and More

Jennifer Pedroza will finally collect from her former Writers' Coffee Shop partner Amanda Hayward, in a confidential settlement. Hayward is dropping her appeal of the Texas District Court judgment that gave Pedroza a $10.6 million award, along with $900,000 in interest and $1.7 million in attorney's fees. The final payment does include at least $1.6…

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Briefs: Forthcoming From George W. Bush & James Patterson; Amazon Opens La Jolla Store

Crown will publish the next book from former President George W. Bush on February 28 -- the full-color PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: A Commander in Chief's Tribute to America's Warriors, presenting 66 portraits and a mural depicting service members and veterans, painted by President Bush. Crown will offer an over-sized edition signed by…

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Briefs: Bissonnette to Forfeit All "No Easy Day" Royalties; Amazon May Plan Drive-Up Grocery Stores

Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette formally settled the case brought against him by the Federal government for failing to obtain pre-publication review and clearance for his bestselling book No Easy Day. He will disgorge all royalties for the book, or about $6.6 million, and has apologized for his actions. (As…

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Simon & Schuster Children's announced a number of promotions and recent hires across various imprints. Sarah McCabe has been promoted to assistant editor, Simon Pulse. Nina Simoneaux has joined Aladdin as junior designer. Previously she was a design assistant at Random House Children's, working on the Knopf, Crown, Delacorte, and…

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Oprah Picks Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad

Oprah's latest Book Club pick, her first in approximately 18 months, is Colson Whitehead's new novel The Underground Railroad. Originally scheduled for release on September 13, Doubleday has pushed up publication and the book, emblazoned with the Oprah Book Club logo, is on sale today. (The most recent Oprah pick was Cynthia…

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At Franklin & Siegal Associates, Danny Yanez has been promoted to director of adult scouting. In addition, both Nicole Sohl and Joshua LaMorey have joined as literary scouts. Sohl was most recently associate editor at Thomas Dunne Books and Macmillan Entertainment, while LaMorey was previously a literary scout at Barbara…

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People: Senate Stalls Vote on Hayden's LOC Nomination, and More

After winning unanimous support from the Senate Rules Committee, Carla Hayden's nomination to serve as Librarian of Congress has been held up by one or more Republicans. The Washington Post notes, "There has been no public explanation for the five-week delay, although privately some conservatives have been critical of the…

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Deb Brody will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as editorial director for lifestyle & culinary on July 18. Previously she was executive editor at William Morrow. Michael Strother has joined Harlequin Teen as editor. Previously he was an editor at Simon Pulse. Jermey Matthews will join MIT Press as acquisitions editor, physical…

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