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At the Crown Publishing Group, Nidhi Berry has been promoted to associate manager, foreign rights for the Ten Speed, Clarkson Potter, Potter Style, Potter Craft, and Pam Krauss Books lists. In addition, Courtney Snyder moves up to associate director, domestic rights. At Orbit, Laura Fitzgerald has been promoted to online…

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Gruen's At The Water's Edge Leads April Library Reads List, and More

Sara Gruen's new novel At The Water's Edge is the No. 1 pick for the April Library Reads list. The list also includes A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley, an excerpt of which you can start reading right now in our Buzz Books 2015: Spring/Summer ebook. The rest of the…

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Awards: Sharma Wins Folio; Booker International Shortlist; and More

Akhil Sharma has won the Folio Prize for his novel FAMILY LIFE (Norton). In announcing the $60,000 prize, chair of the judging committee William Fiennes commented: "From a shortlist of which we are enormously proud, Akhil Sharma's lucid, compassionate, quietly funny account of one family’s life across continents and cultures,…

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Jenny Todd has been appointed publisher and managing director at Canongate, with longtime publisher Jaime Byng moving up to chief executive, which will allow him a "greater focus on developing new businesses". Of Todd, promoted from associate publisher, Byng said in a statement: [She] has played an instrumental role in…

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Christian Lorentzen will join New York Magazine and Vulture.com as book critic, writing book reviews as well as "longer assessments and essays on books and writers and shorter commentary on a wide range of literary matters." Lorentzen will start writing for the magazine in April and increase his output in June…

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Stephanie Davis joins the Crown Publishing Group as marketing manager, Clarkson Potter and Harmony. Previously she was assistant marketing manager at St. Martin's. Jandra Sutton has joined PR by the Book as digital media coordinator. Previously, she was marketing director with Turner Publishing Company. Rachael Small has joined Europa Editions…

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Overlooked NBA Authors Do Well At NBCC Awards

The National Book Critics Circle awards were presented Thursday night, and four authors who were nominated for (but did not win) National Book Awards won NBCC honors: Fiction Marilynne Robinson, Lila (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) Autobiography Roz Chast, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Bloomsbury) Biography John Lahr, Tennessee…

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People: Terry Pratchett Dies, and More

Terry Pratchett, 66, author of more than 70 books including the Discworld series, died Thursday morning from complications of Alzheimer's disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2007. Transworld managing director Larry Finlay said in a statement: "I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The…

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The NYT reports that Alabama's Human Resources Department has been investigating a complaint of possible elder abuse in connection with the planned publication of Harper Lee's Go Set A Watchman. They are doing so with the assistance of the Alabama Securities Commission. Investigators are said to have interviewed Lee, along with a…

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Karen Fink will join Grand Central as deputy director of publicity on March 23. She spent the past 11 years at Random House, most recently as associate director of publicity handling titles across the Random House, Spiegel & Grau and The Dial Press lists. Barry Harbaugh joins the Little A…

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