Boston Globe books editor for the past seven years Jim Concannon is leaving the paper to work as news editor at Harvard’s public affairs office.
In the UK, publishing director at Chatto & Windus for the past 12 years Alison Samuel announced that she will retire at the end of the year. Editorial director Clara Farmer will move up to publishing director in January. Samuel says in the announcement: “I wanted to go out on a high. How could I possibly better the last 18 months in which Rose Tremain won the Orange Prize, Alice Munro was awarded the Man Booker International, Michael Holroyd the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and A.S. Byatt was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize?”
At Century, publicity director Rina Gill is leaving the house to become publicity director of the Corvus imprint at Atlantic Books in January.