Simon & Schuster UK group sales & marketing director Charlotte Robertson is leaving to join Aitken Alexander as an agent next year.
At Cengage Learning, Ron Mobed has been hired as president of the academic and
professional group, effective immediately, reporting to ceo Ronald Dunn. Previous president Charles Siegel is retiring.
The National Book Foundation named their new list of “5 Under 35“:
Ceridwen Dovey, Blood Kin
C. E. Morgan, All the Living
Lydia Peelle, Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing
Karen Russell, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Josh Weil, The New Valley
Ian Frazier won the Thurber Prize for American Humor for his book Lamentations of the Father.
Arianna Huffington launched her online book club, recommending Carl Honore’s In Praise of Slowness.
The NYT has filed a belated obituary for romance editor Kate Duffy. Kensington said yesterday that they will create “an annual publishing event that will include many of the romance authors Kate Duffy worked with through the years, as well as provide the opportunity to develop new talent such as those who were such a rich part of her legacy.” The publisher will partner with a charitable organization and announce more details shortly.