Archive | Free RSS feed for this section

Indies Choice Winners: Atkinson, Marra, Rowell and More

The Indies Choice Award winners (and related ABA-selected E.B. White Read-Aloud Award winners) were named, for formal presentation at BEA. Additionally, indie bookstore benefactor James Patterson will be honored with the Indie Champion Award. The winning books and authors are: Adult Fiction Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson (Reagan Arthur…

Continue reading

People: On Marquez, 87, and More

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, 87, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday, following complications from pneumonia. Among the many appreciations of his work and life are these from Michiko Kakutani and Hector Tobar. Hillary Clinton's June 10 memoir has a title -- HARD CHOICES and a final jacket: "All…

Continue reading

People, Etc.

Allison Renzulli has joined Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the new position of culinary digital editorial director. She will be working from the New York office with the culinary marketing, editorial, and digital teams to oversee multiple digital initiatives. She was formerly senior marketing manager at Clarkson Potter. Elyse Turr has…

Continue reading

People: Boudreaux Gets Imprint At Little, Brown

Ecco editorial director Lee Boudreaux will move to Little, Brown as of September 2, where she will be editorial director of an eponymous imprint, aiming to publish 8 to 10 titles a year. Publisher Reagan Arthur says in the announcement: "Lee is one of the most respected editors in the…

Continue reading

People

Simon & Schuster vp, director of children's sales Mary Marotta will move over on May 5 to become deputy publisher for Aladdin, Little Simon, Simon Pulse and Simon Spotlight, reporting to division president Jon Anderson. Marotta fills the role vacated by Mara Anastas when she moved up to publisher of…

Continue reading

Tartt Wins Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday afternoon. The winners in the book categories are: Fiction: The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown) History: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832, by Alan Taylor (W.W. Norton) Biography: Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, by Megan Marshall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)…

Continue reading

LAT Awards Honor Ozeki, Fink, Bulawayo, and Rowling; ALA's Most Challenged

The Los Angeles Times Book Prize announced the winners in ten categories on Friday night. They include: Fiction Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being (Viking) First Fiction NoViolet Bulawayo, We Need New Names (Reagan Arthur Books) Current Interest Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial (Crown) Biography Marie Arana,…

Continue reading

People, Etc.

Deborah Aaronson has joined Phaidon as vp, group publisher, reporting to recently-hired ceo Keith Fox. Aaronson, most recently vp, publisher for the adult trade group at Abrams, where she spent the past 14 years, will work out of the company's New York office. "I am thrilled that Deb has joined…

Continue reading

People, Etc.

At Scribner, Lauren Lavelle has been promoted to publicity manager, and Gwyneth Stansfield moves up to publicist. Riverhead art director Helen Yentus won the ADC Art + Craft Design Prize for her much talked about 3D-printed book design for Chang-rae Lee's On Such a Full Sea. Booktrack, which synchronizes soundtracks…

Continue reading

People, Awards, Etc.

At Bloomsbury, Kathy Belden has been promoted to senior executive editor. Sara Sciuto is joining Foreword Literary as an agent, specializing in children's books. She was previously an agent with Full Circle Literary. Ian McEwan's novel THE CHILDREN ACT, already announced for UK publication this fall by Jonathan Cape, will…

Continue reading