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Shawna Mullen will join Abrams as associate publisher, adult trade on December 15, reporting to Michael Sand. Previously she was executive editor at Taunton Press and before then, editorial director at Clarkson Potter, where she helped launch the Potter Craft imprint. PEN announced a new PEN/Fusion Emerging Writers Prize to support…

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Washington Post's Ten Best of 2014

The Washington Post announced a slew of Best of 2014 lists, including the top 50 in fiction and nonfiction, along with notable standouts for romance, mystery-thriller, science fiction & fantasy, and graphic novels. Their top ten books include Booker winner Richard Flanagan's THE NARROW ROAD TO THE DEEP NORTH and…

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Handler Acknowledges Remarks Were "Yes, Racist" and Apologizes -- As Does NBF; He Pledges Matching Gift to #WeNeedDiverseBooks

After declining media requests for comment about his controversial remarks at the National Book Awards gala, Daniel Handler posted a modest apology on Twitter around noon on Thursday: "My job at last night's National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson...and not to…

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Daniel Handler Apologizes via Twitter

After declining media requests for comment about his controversial remarks at the National Book Awards gala, Daniel Handler posted a modest apology on Twitter around noon on Thursday: "My job at last night's National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson...and not to…

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Klay, Osnos Top National Book Award Winners

As in previous years, the move towards added visibility and greater recognition resulted in a mixture of expected and surprise National Book Award winners Wednesday night. Phil Klay won the fiction prize for his debut short story collection REDEPLOYMENT, something of a surprise (most especially for the author, who only…

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Erin Stein will join Macmillan Children's Publishing Group as publisher of a new, yet-to-be-named new imprint on December 1, reporting to Jon Yaged. Her imprint will focus on branded publishing and new content creation, as well as acquiring original commercial fiction and picture books. Previously she was editorial director of branded, licensed, and…

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Holiday Picks From Barnes & Noble; Governor General's Awards; and More

The Governor General's Literary Award announced winners in a number of categories this morning, with THE BACK OF THE TURTLE by Thomas King taking the prize for fiction and THE END OF ABSENCE by Michael Harris winning for nonfiction. Barnes & Noble announced its top books for the holiday season…

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Courtney Young will join Riverhead in December as executive editor. She has been senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and also worked previously at Penguin's Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel imprints. Jessica Wong will join Nelson Books as senior acquisitions editor on November 24, filling the role previously held by Joel Miller. Lisa Kaufman will step…

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"Predicting" the National Book Awards

Last month BookVibe took credit for "predicting" the Booker Prize winner and promised to return with a set of forecasts for the National Book Awards. The company monitors and evaluates Twitter discussions, which is an interesting dataset for certain things, that it can't possible tell you conclusion five judges together…

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Becky Nesbitt has resigned from Howard Books, where she was vp, editor-in-chief, "to spend more time with her family as well as pursue opportunities as a freelance editor," according to the publisher's announcement. Nesbitt, who will stay with Howard Books through the end of the year as a search for…

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