At Grand Central, Celia Johnson has been promoted to associate editor: “We feel she’s a star in the making.”
Executive director of Anova Books Roger Huggins will leave the company at the end of July. He says, “having spent over 40 years with Batsford and most recently as Executive Director of Anova Books, I feel it is now time to move on. In the future I hope to become involved in a variety of publishing projects and importantly also to find time to enjoy my many other interests.”
Abby Anderson has been named sales and subsidiary rights manager at PublishingWorks. She was previously subsidiary rights coordinator for Perseus Books Group.
The ITW announced their 2009 Thriller awards this weekend, with winners including Jeffery Deaver’s THE BODIES LEFT BEHIND as Thriller of the Year (Simon & Schuster: 9781416595618; 9781416595625) and Tom Rob Smith’s CHILD 44 as Best First Novel (Grand Central Publishing: 9780446402392).