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Booker Prize Longlist Ranges from Veteran Coetzee to NBCC Winner Beatty

The longlist for the Booker Prize was announced Wednesday morning, and as last year, the list includes titles by five American authors: NBCC winner The Sellout by Paul Beatty (FSG/Oneworld), Hystopia by David Means (FSG/Faber), Eileen by Otessa Moshfegh (Penguin Press/Jonathan Cape), Work Like Any Other by Virginia Reeves (Scribner/Scribner…

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Jackie Engel will join Little, Brown Children's as vp, associate publisher on August 1, reporting to Megan Tingley. Previously she was vp, group sales director at Penguin Children's, and in her new role, Engel will focus on list positioning and marketing strategy, new business development, and digital publishing. At Simon &…

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Danielle Crabtree has been promoted to senior marketing manager for the Crown, Hogarth, Broadway, and Tim Duggan Books. At Glitterati, Brandon Schultz has been promoted to associate publisher. Allison Sundstrom has joined Sourcebooks as graphic designer. Previously, she was packaging and production designer at FibreCraft. Politics and Prose bookstore has…

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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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Matt Mullin has joined Ingram's Lightning Source as key accounts sales manager in their New York office. Previously, he was at The Reading Room and before that at Barnes & Noble. Rachel Poloski has joined Random House Children's as editor. Previously she was an associate editor for Disney Publishing's Marvel…

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Penny's A Great Reckoning Tops August Library Reads List

Louise Penny's newest mystery A Great Reckoning is the No. 1 pick for the August Library Reads list. You can start reading an excerpt of another novel on the list, The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, right now at Buzz Books 2016: Fall/Winter. The rest of the list features: Watching…

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A Big Shift for the NEA's Big Read: Contemporary Books

After beginning with "obvious American classics" a decade ago, the NEA's Big Read program is marking their anniversary with "a new focus...on contemporary authors and books written since the founding of the NEA 50 years ago." The new booklist available for community programming starting in fall 2017 features 28 titles, 13 of which are…

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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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More July Bookseller Picks

iBooks selected recommended July titles (show here for fiction, nonfiction and YA): Truly Madly Guilty, Liane Moriarty Underground Airlines, Ben Winters Heroes of the Frontier, Dave Eggers The Light of Paris, Eleanor Brown Jonathan Unleashed, Meg Rosoff You’ll Grow Out of It, Jessi Klein Tong Wars, Scott Seligman Bobby Kennedy, Larry Tye…

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