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At Public Affairs, Colleen Lawrie will join the company as a senior editor on March 9. She was most recently an editor at Harper Collins. Tony Forde starts work there as a publicist on March 18. He was most recently an associate publicist at Twelve. Molly Fonseca will start as marketing manager at Flatiron Books…

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Awards: BN Discover Winners, McCracken Takes Story Prize, LAT Nominees

The Barnes & Noble Discover Great Awards went to All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld (Knopf) (a Publishers Lunch Buzz Book a year ago prior to publication) and Badluck Way by Bryce Andrews (Atria). Elizabeth McCracken has won The Story Prize for her collection Thunderstruck (Dial Press). The Los Angeles Times…

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People, Etc.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has hired Leigh Zarelli as svp of consumer brands, driving the strategic direction and expansion of direct-to-consumer product offerings. They have also hired Caroline Fraser as vp of program development and acquisition, spearheading new content development for the consumer market and identifying  new media channels for HMH's stable…

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BEA's Three Panels of Buzz Books

BEA has announced the fall books to be featured on the convention's three Buzz Books panels in May. The adult panel is evenly divided between fiction and nonfiction. There's one debut novel (from Stegner Fellow and Paris Review Plimpton Prize winner Ottessa Moshfegh); one adult debut (YA author Ruth Warburton, writing as…

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March Bookseller Picks

The March Pennie's Pick at Costco is Dead Wake by Erik Larson, releasing the 10th. At Amazon, George Hodgman's Bettyville -- previewed now in our Spring/Summer Publishers Lunch Buzz Books sampler -- is their spotlight pick, and Jill Alexander's Hausfrau is the featured debut. The other picks for March are Larson,…

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Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian Tops April Indie Next List

The preview version of the April Indie Next List has Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian as indie booksellers' No. 1 selection for the month. The list also includes World Gone By by Dennis Lehane; A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley; The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, and The Children's Crusade…

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People, Etc.

In the Riverhead publicity department, Claire McGinnis has been promoted to senior publicity manager; Liz Hohenadel moves up to publicity manager; and Margaret Delaney is now associate publicist. The ABA nominated Pete Mulvihill at Green Apple Books in San Francisco to join the board, with Valerie Koehler (Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston) and Jonathon Welch (Talking…

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People, Etc.

Sean Shoemaker will take over as president of Publishers Group West, effective April 1, after Susan Reich retires. Shoemaker has been with PGW for the past 20 years. Perseus Client Services president Mark Suchomel writes: "In addition to a strong operations and finance perspective, Sean brings to the role a keen awareness of…

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Well-known sales rep and founder of  Heinecken and Associates in 1978 Ted Heinecken will retire on February 28 from Fujii Associates (which acquired his firm in 2008). Heinecken began his bookselling career over 50 years ago, selling Oxford University Press titles in the Midwest in 1963. Workman Publishing president Carolan Workman comments, "Ted Heineken and…

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Rachel Joyce Tops March Library Reads List

Rachel Joyce's THE LOVE SONG OF MISS QUEENIE HENNESSY is the No. 1 pick for the March Library Reads list. The list also includes Ian Caldwell's THE FIFTH GOSPEL, 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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