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Five Americans On Booker Prize Longlist

The longlist for the Booker Prize was announced Wednesday morning, including titles by five American authors -- A LITTLE LIFE (Doubleday/Picador) by Hanya Yanagihara, A SPOONFUL OF BLUE THREAD by Anne Tyler (Knopf/Chatto & Windus), LILA by Marilynne Robinson (FSG/Virago), THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT by Laila Lalami (Pantheon/Periscope) -- as well as agent Bill…

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NEH Backs 36 Books By "Journalist-Historians"

The National Endowment for the Humanities has selected the first 36 recipients in their new Public Scholar program, which "supports well-researched books in the humanities conceived and written to reach a broad readership." The initiative awards 6- and 12-month grants, paying writers $4,200 a month (resulting in grants worth $25,200…

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At Tarcher, Joanna Ng has been promoted to associate editor. For Tarcher & Pergiee, Tyler Fields is being promoted to publicity and marketing coordinator. Amanda Roser has joined bluebottlebiz as marketing and communications manager, based in Boston. Awards The Romance Writers of America named the winners of their RITA and Golden Heart awards in…

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Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb Leads August Library Reads List

Eli Gottlieb's new novel Best Boy is the No. 1 pick for the August Library Reads list. The list also includes The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman, an excerpt of which you can start reading right now in our Buzz Books 2015: Fall/Winter ebook. The rest of the list…

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At Trident Media Group, Tara Carberry has been promoted to associate agent, continuing to work with Kimberly Whalen and Erica Spellman Silverman. Dawn Ryan has been promoted to managing editor for Knopf Children's. KF Literary Scouting is now scouting children's, young adult, and new adult titles on behalf of Bayard in France and…

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The Walker Books Group has hired Lucy Pleydell-Pearce for the new global role of senior group and intercompany sales manager, starting July 6. She will "manage the intercompany sales flow for books originating in each territory that publish within the group, including monitoring release timings and enhancing group communication across all publishing…

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McLain's Circling the Sun Tops August Indie Next List

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is the ABA's No. 1 Indie Next pick for August. The rest of the list also includes Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal and The Marriage of Opposites, by Alice Hoffman, both featured in our Spring/Summer Buzz Books 2015 ebook, as well…

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Kelly Bowen has joined Arcadia Publishing and the History Press as director of marketing and corporate communications. She was previously publicity director at Algonquin Books. Springer Nature (the newly combined Springer + Macmillan Science and Education) has created a new policy & external relations team led by evp Eric Merkel-Sobotta, and a…

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July's Best from Amazon and iBooks

Indie Next No. 1 pick for July The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck makes both the Amazon and iBooks "best books of July" lists as well. (Barnes & Noble abandoned monthly lists some time ago -- but they did roll out their revamped web site on Tuesday, with some downtime.)…

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David Hawk joins Ten Speed Press on July 6 as senior marketing and publicity manager. Previously he was a marketing and publicity manager at Chronicle Books, specializing in food and drink titles. Yuka Igarashi will join Catapult as web editor-in-chief in August. Previously she was managing editor at Granta. Awards…

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