At Penguin Canada, editor Nicole Winstanley will take over as publisher as president David Davidar takes on additional responsibilities as ceo of Penguin International.
The unit will also launch an Allen Lane Canada imprint in 2010, with Diane Turbide running the new nonfiction program as publishing director. Managing director Andrea Magyar will give up most of her editorial responsibilities to become vp of business development. Focusing on custom publishing opportunities, she’ll report directly to Davidar.
Speaking of imprints, at last week’s Bouchercon Little, Brown publisher Michael Pietsch mentioned briefly that the house is working on a new crime fiction imprint. Sarah Weinman reports “the goal of the still-unnamed imprint is to find and grow new talent while also bringing over established writers…. And the imprint will largely publish paperback originals, using Black Lizard as its model, more or less.”
Kara Cesare is joining Gallery Books as executive editor in November. She has been at NAL.
Founder of NetGalley.com and the Electronic Commerce Resource Center Ted Treanor has joined the Gilbane Group as senior consultant, publishing strategies.
In the UK, Ion Trewin will take over from Melvyn Bragg as president of the National Academy of Writing, a role Bragg has held for over ten years.
At the close of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Ttalian writer Claudio Magris won the Frankfurt Peace Prize.