Packager Downtown Bookworks has started publishing a line of children’s books and has signed with Simon & Schuster for sales, warehousing and distribution, effective immediately. Downtown Bookworks expects to issue 24 kids books annually, with their launch titles on the way this month.
Colin Shepherd has been promoted to assistant editor at Twelve, which he joined in April 2008.
At Westview Press, Anthony Wahl has been promoted to associate editorial director.
The PEN Pinter Prize is being given to novelist and playwright Hanif Kureishi, who “courageously and irreverently speaks the truth about life in our multicultural world, beyond any platitudes of political correctness.”
And the Guardian has named the shortlist for their children’s fiction award.