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At Crown Business, Talia Krohn has been promoted to executive editor, while Mary Choteborsky Reynics moves up to executive editor for that imprint as well as for Crown Forum and Convergent. Derek Reed has been promoted to editor for all three imprints. Also, after saying in 2014 the company would discontinue…

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Donoghue, Thien Among Giller Prize Shortlist

Canada's Giller Prize announced its six-book shortlist Monday morning: Mona Awad, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl (Penguin) Gary Barwin, Yiddish for Pirates (Random House Canada) Emma Donoghue, The Wonder (Little, Brown/HarperCollins Canada) Catherine Leroux, The Party Wall (Biblioasis) Madeleine Thien, Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Norton/Knopf…

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At Crown Children's, Emily Easton has been promoted to vp, publisher. Marissa DeCuir has been promoted to president and partner at JKS Communications. Kurt Hettler has joined Ingram Academic Services as director of academic services. Previously he spent the past 25 years at Oxford University Press, most recently as director,…

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People, Etc.: O'Leary to Head BISG

Following the abrupt departure of Mark Kuyper after less than a year with the organization, the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) has hired longtime consultant Brian O'Leary to serve as executive director, beginning October 3. BISG Chair Tara Catogge says in the announcement, "Over nearly two decades as a consultant, he has worked…

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Kirkus Prize Shortlists; National Book Literarian Award to Cave Canem

The Kirkus Prize announced shortlists in fiction, nonfiction, and various children's book categories, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony in Austin, TX on November 3. There is little overlap with theNational Book Award longlists (asterisked), though fiction writers Colson Whitehead and Adam Haslett are among those on both lists.…

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Awards: National Book Award Fiction Longlist; National Humanities Medal Recipients; and More

A week of National Book Award longlists ends with the fiction list of ten nominees, including recent Oprah Book Club selection Colson Whitehead -- the best-known author on the list as well -- and last year's Young People's Literature winner Jacqueline Woodson.  Three of the titles are published by Norton; the…

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National Book Nonfiction Longlist

The National Book Awards announced their nonfiction longlist Wednesday morning, with fiction to follow the following day. Half of the shortlist contains titles from Penguin Random House imprints, and Pulitzer winner for fiction Viet Thanh Nguyen appears as well. Note that the shortlist announcement date has been changed to October…

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Awards: Booker Shortlist; National Book Poetry Longlist

The Booker Prize announced their shortlist, with the winner to be named October 13. Two Americans -- Paul Beatty for his NBCC-winning novel and Ottessa Moshfegh for her PEN/Hemingway debut winner -- are in contention in a field that includes no previous Booker winners. (Deborah Levy was shortlisted in 2012…

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National Book Award Longlists Begin with Young People's Literature

The National Book Awards are announcing their longlists one by one this week, starting with the Young People's Literature category with a list that showcases diversity, covering both young adult and middle-grade books. The finalists will be announced October 13 and the prizes will be awarded November 16: Kwame Alexander, Booked…

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Jana Branson has joined Clarkson Potter this week as associate director of publicity. Previously she was director of communications at Sequential Brands Group (formerly Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia), and replaces Anna Mintz, who is leaving Clarkson Potter to move back home to Atlanta and make a lifestyle change. In addition,…

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