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Cline's Debut The Girls is June No. 1 Indie Next Pick

Emma Cline's debut novel The Girls tops the ABA's June Indie Next List. Also included are 5 of our spring Buzz Books titles -- Noah Hawley's Before the Fall, Joe Hill's The Fireman, My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix, The Curious Charms of Doctor Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, and Emma…

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Trish Todd is returning to Touchstone as vp, executive editor -- reporting to Susan Moldow. Todd had been at Touchstone for 15 years, up until 2010, where she was editor-in-chief, before moving over to Simon & Schuster. Moldow writes to staff, "In the more than twenty years that Trish and I have…

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Mark Krotov will join n+1 as publisher, the magazine announced on Twitter. Previously he was senior editor at Melville House. Laura Dawson, recently of Bowker/Proquest, has founded Numerical Gurus, a consultancy to the book, library and information industries. Numerical Gurus has also been approved to serve as an ISNI (International…

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Carla D. Hayden, President Obama's nominee to lead the Library of Congress, appeared for about an hour of testimony before the Senate Rules Committee, on Wednesday. The NYT reports that "all signs pointed to a nomination process proceeding as, well, normal." The Washington Post concurred that Hayden "met no resistance from the…

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Nguyen, Stiles, Finnegan Among Pulitzer Winners

The Pulitzer Prizes offered a mix of surprises and expected results in their book category winners. Viet Thanh Nguyen's much-heralded debut novel The Sympathizer won for fiction, and in a note on his website the author said: "Of course it’s wonderful for me to get this prize. But within minutes of…

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Awards: Groff and Coates Top Indies Choice, and More

The ABA announced the winners of the Indies Choice Awards (to be presented at BEA). The "Indie Champion" for the year is author Richard Russo: Fiction: Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff (Riverhead) Nonfiction: Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates (Spiegel & Grau) Debut: Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J.…

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Dominique Cimina has been promoted to vp, executive director, publicity and corporate communications at Random House Children's Books. Bess Braswell has joined Harper Children's as senior director, marketing. She was most recently director of marketing for Teen, Middle Grade, Graphix, and Audio at Scholastic. At Touchstone, Meredith Vilarello has been promoted to…

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Alaina Mauro has joined Little, Brown as publishing director, James Patterson. Previously she was a digital sales account manager at Penguin Children's. Daniella Valladares will join Little, Brown Children's as assistant editor, brand, licensed, and media tie-in publishing. She was most recently an assistant editor at HarperCollins. Sarah Williams has joined…

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Backman's BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE Leads May Library Reads List

Fredrik Backman's new novel Britt-Marie Was Here is the No. 1 pick for the May Library Reads list. You can start reading excerpts of two of the novels on the list, The Fireman by Joe Hill and Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave, right now at Buzz Books 2016:…

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Awards: Alvar Takes PEN/Bingham; Yanagihara A Contender Again, for Women's Prize

Mia Alvar won the PEN/Bingham prize for debut fiction for her story collection In the Country, presented on Monday night. Ta-Nehisi Coates won PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Toni Morrison was unable to attend the awards gala, so Errol McDonald accepted the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American…

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