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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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Kim Shannon has been promoted to vp, director, retail sales at Penguin Random House. Awards The Carnegie Medal was awarded to Tanya Landman for Buffalo Soldier, while the Greenaway Medal was given to William Grill for Shackleton's Journey, which he wrote and illustrated. Grill is the youngest prize winner (at…

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BEA reported attendance data for the recent show in New York, and the numbers were consistent with the last couple of years. Professional attendance was down 1.2 percent, at 10,832 people (down by 133); with exhibitors included, overall attendance was up 5.2 percent, with 20,895 people. Will Heyward has joined Penguin Press…

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Philip Ruppel has joined Phaidon Press as chief operating officer. CEO Keith Fox says, "His proven track record of delivering growth through profitable innovation and enhanced digital offerings fits brilliantly with Phaidon's commitment to enhancing our brand as the world's premier fine arts publisher." Most recently he was president of McGraw-Hill Education's…

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At Ten Speed Press, Erin Welke has been promoted to associate publicity & marketing manager while Daniel Wikey moves up to associate marketing manager. At St. Martin's, John Nicholas has been promoted to associate marketing manager. Kait Heacock has joined The Feminist Press as publicist. She was previously publicist at…

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People: Ruth Rendell Dies, and More

Ruth Rendell, 85, author of more than 60 novels under her own name as well as Barbara Vine, died May 2 from complications of a stroke suffered in January. Rendell wrote 24 Inspector Wexford novels starting with From Doon with Death (1964) as well as many standalone suspense novels, including…

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People: Obits for Grass, Galeano

Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass, 87, died in hospital in Lübeck, Germany. He was the author of THE TIN DRUM (1959) and other novels, in addition to being a poet, dramatist, sculptor, and the speechwriter for German chancellor Willy Brandt. Grass received his Nobel Prize in 1999. Uruguayan writer and…

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Gigi Campo has been promoted to associate editor at Avery. Liz Stein has joined Mira Books as editor. Previously she was an associate editor at Putnam. Dina Davis is now at Harlequin as assistant editor/editorial assistant working on Harlequin Historical and Love Inspired Suspense. Mark Gottlieb has been promoted to full-time agent at Trident…

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Eric Myers has joined Dystel & Goderich Literary Management as an agent. Previously he was an agent at the Spieler Agency and will bring his client list with him to DGLM. Kathleen Quinlan has joined DK as assistant marketing manager. She was most recently events and marketing specialist at Media…

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People: Martyn Goff Dies, 10th Wimpy Kid for November, and More

Longtime administrator of the Booker Prize Prize Martyn Goff, 91, died Wednesday after a long illness. Goff, a former bookseller and the author of 18 books of his own, became administrator in 1970 and retired in 2006. Goff also served as director of the National Book League from 1970 through…

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