Kathy Hourigan, vp & managing editor at Knopf Doubleday, will retire in December. Hourigan joined Knopf in 1963.
Children’s book illustrator and author Ed Young, 91, died on September 29 in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Young illustrated more than 100 children’s books, including Jane Yolen’s The Emperor and the Kite, which received a Caldecott Honor in 1968. He also wrote and illustrated Lon Po Po, which won the Caldecott Medal in 1991, and Seven Blind Mice, which received a 1993 Caldecott Honor.
Attorney’s for authors Paul Tremblay, Sarah Silverman, Christopher Golden, and Richard Kadrey have filed a new brief in their lawsuit against OpenAI, the makers of ChatGPT, refuting the company’s initial defense. Last month OpenAI moved to dismiss the plaintiffs’ “ancillary” claims, hoping to focus on the core question of copyright infringement. In response, the plaintiffs ask the court to dismiss the motion, and “challenge OpenAI’s position that it should be allowed to train its generative AI products using anyone’s name and copyrighted literary works, without consent, for free, forever.” “In this case, the copyrighted works of a class of millions […]
Jenna Bush Hager chose How to Say Babylon by Safiya Sinclair as her Today Show Read With Jenna Book Club Pick for October.