Managing director of De Fontein/Tirion in Holland GeneviÃ¨ve Waldmann will also runs VBK’s Kosmos as of October 1, though both houses “will maintain their separate identities.” Later this year De Fontein/Tirion will relocate to Utrecht to join with Kosmos physically.
Senior publicity manager at William Morrow Jennifer Slattery has left her position to travel to Australia for the next 6 months.
Judith Merkle Riley, author of six historical novels (Vision of Light, In Pursuit of the Green Lion, The Water Devil, The Oracle Glass, The Serpent Garden and The Master of All Desires) and a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College died of cancer at 68.
Dave Eggers ZEITOUN and Marlon James’ THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN won the Dayton Literary Peace prizes for nonfiction and fiction respectively.
The PEN American Center announced recipients of their 2010 literary awards in over a dozen categories. Among fiction writers, Don DeLillo was recognized for career achievement; Susan Choi was honored as a fiction writer in mid-career, and Paul Tinkers won the Bingham Fellowship for a debut work that suggests great promise.