Alex Littlefield has joined Basic Books as associate editor. He was assistant editor at Grove/Atlantic.
Anna Termine has been promoted to senior licensing manager at Sage Publications and Corwin Press. She has been at the company for six years.
According to SF Weekly, former San Francisco Chronicle books editor Oscar Villalon has “abruptly exited” his position as publisher at McSweeney’s after joining the company last September.
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus author John Gray will publish his next book himself on May 1 through his Mind Publishing, Inc. Called VENUS ON FIRE, MARS ON ICE: Hormonal Balance – The Key to Life, Love & Energy, it will be distributed by Greenleaf Book Group.
Abdo Khal‘s satirical novel SPEWING SPARKS AS BIG AS CASTLES by ABDO KHAL won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.