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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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Nadea Mina has joined Open Road Integrated Media as senior publicist. Previously she was a senior publicist at St. Martin's Press. Yulia Borodyanskaya will join ABRAMS on March 25 as director, subsidiary & international rights. Previously she was director, international rights at McGraw-Hill Education. Eric Smith has joined P.S. Literary…

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People: Terry Pratchett Dies, and More

Terry Pratchett, 66, author of more than 70 books including the Discworld series, died Thursday morning from complications of Alzheimer's disease, which he was diagnosed with in 2007. Transworld managing director Larry Finlay said in a statement: "I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The…

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Curtis Brown UK has acquired the entirety of Conville & Walsh a full year before the agreed deadline of final acquisition (after purchasing a 50 percent share in the agency two years ago). Conville & Walsh will retain its name and identity and continue to operate within Curtis Brown’s Haymarket offices,…

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