Irish author Bree O’Mara was among 103 people who died in the crash of an Afriqiyah Airlines plane that missed the runway in Libya yesterday. She was heading to London to sign a deal for her second novel NIGEL WATSON SUPERHERO, which the Guardian says “would have been her most significant career break.” She was supposed to seal the deal during the London Book Fair but couldn’t fly in due to the ash cloud. Her first novel HOME AFFAIRS “was well received in South Africa” (where she was born).
There will be a memorial service for Nina Bourne, longtime advertising director at Knopf, on Wednesday, May 19th at 4:00 pm, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th Street in Manhattan.
Gary Rodrigues is joining technology provider Impelsys as executive vice president of sales, based in their London office. He has worked at Thomson Scientific, Extenza, Wolters Kluwer and TSO.
Correcting yesterday’s piece on the New Yorker‘s forthcoming issue featuring fiction writers under 40, the issue date is June 14/21, and the magazine will be on newsstands June 7.