Karen Thompson has been promoted to editor at the Simon & Schuster adult trade imprint, both acquiring her own list as well as looking to “maximize and revitalize parts of the backlist.”
Erica Gelbard has been promoted to publicity manager at Grand Central.
The UK Crime Writers Association gave its awards to Belinda Bauer‘s author BLACKLANDS for best crime novel; Simon Conway‘s A LOYAL SPY for best thriller, and Ryan David Jahn‘s ACTS OF VIOLENCE for a previously-unpublished author.
Bauer is the only of three who is currently in print in the US. But like some of the Booker-shortlisted books, Amazon has the UK Kindle edition available to US buyers, though it does not seem to be available via other US ebooksellers.
CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF, a collection of Nelson Mandela‘s private papers, releases today in 21 editions and languages, to widespread coverage.