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Avideh Bashirrad has been promoted to vp, deputy publisher, fiction at Random House, reporting to Susan Kamil. Kelsey Horton has joined Delacorte Press as associate editor. Previously, she was an associate editor at Katherine Tegen Books. At Doubleday, Michael Goldsmith has been promoted to assistant director of publicity and Mark…

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NBCC Names Award Nominees, Omits Whitehead

The National Book Critics Circle named their nominees for awards in six categories, with the winners to be named on March 16. Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing was given the John Leonard Prize for outstanding first book, and Michelle Dean is recipient of the organization's annual citation for excellence in reviewing. Margaret…

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People, Etc.

Melissa Flashman has joined Janklow & Nesbit as an agent. She was at Trident Media Group for the past 10 years. Lindsey Rose has been promoted to senior editor at Grand Central. Tiffany Liao has been promoted to editor at Razorbill. In promotions at Macmillan Children's, Liz Szabla has been promoted…

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Mackintosh's I See You Tops February Library Reads List

Clare Mackintosh's sophomore suspense thriller I See You tops the February 2017 Library Reads list. The list also includes Elan Mastai's debut All Our Wrong Todays and A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline, excerpts of which you can read right now in our February Buzz Books Monthly.…

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Sylvie Rosokoff has been promoted to director of foreign rights at Trident Media Group and Meredith Miller moves up to associate director. Claire Roberts, who has headed the department since 2006, is adding to her responsibilities as vice president by building her own domestic client list with a focus on upmarket and literary fiction, while…

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Mastai Tops February Indie Next List

For the second month in a row, a debut novel (and a title featured in our Buzz Books Fall/Winter edition) -- All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai -- tops the Indie Next list. The full February list includes: Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee Lincoln in the Bardo, by George…

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More January Picks

Adding to the monthly recommendations, iBooks has listed their top 5 books across four categories -- adding to the consensus on Shanthi Sekaran's novel, which you can sample now in our January Buzz Books alongside Stephanie Garber's Caraval -- including: Fiction Lucky Boy, Shanthi Sekaran Transit, Rachel Cusk 4 3 2…

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 Mary Pachnos, who has worked in association with Aitken Alexander Associates for the last 20 years, retired at the end of 2016. Her next phase will include volunteering as a guide at London Zoo. Marilyn Dahl has retired as editor of Shelf Awareness for Readers after twelve years with the…

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January Bookseller Picks

Amazon made Douglas Preston's new book their spotlight pick for January, with the Indie Next No. 1 debut novel from Emily Fridlund as their featured debut. (Our new spinoff free sampler January Buzz Books features read-it-now excerpts from Fridlund and another Amazon pick from Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy, plus three others…

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Briefs: Macmillan to Publish with NY Public Library, Reacher Stories, and More

Macmillan evp Will Schwalbe has brokered a deal with Carrie Welch at the New York Public Library "to create and publish a wide variety of print and e-books for adults and for children drawing from and inspired by" the library's collection. Michael Flamini will oversee the adult program, and Jean Feiwel and Christian…

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