ICM has hired Nick Harris from Mosaic (which he joined last November) as co-head of their book-to-film department, alongside the newly-promoted Josie Freedman, who has been at ICM since 2001. Harris was a partner at Rabineau Wachter Sanford Harris, and prior to that worked at AP Watt.
Borders has named Scott Henry as their new evp, chief financial officer, effective today, filling the post vacated by Mark Bierley in August. Henry, 45, has been president of business and financial consulting services firm S.D. Henry Strategic Services, after five years as cfo of Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Barnes & Noble has hired Gene DeFelice as vp, general counsel and corporate secretary. He was general counsel at Savvis, a cloud infrastructure and web hosting company.
Caitlin McCaskey has joined the Harper Collins Speakers Bureau as assistant manager. She was at the Penguin Speakers Bureau. And Leah Wasielewski will join Harper on October 20 as marketing director, overseeing campaigns across all of the Harper imprints including Harper, Harper Business, and Broadside Books. She was most recently a senior publishing manager at Simon & Schuster.
Bestselling author of over 20 novels Belva Plain died last Tuesday at home in New Jersey at 95. She published her first novel EVERGREEN when she was 59.
At the just-wrapped Bouchercon in San Francisco, the Barry and Macavity awards were presented, with Alan Bradley‘s THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE winning both awards for best first mystery novel. The Macavity for best mystery went to Ken Bruen and Reed Farrel Coleman‘s TOWER (Busted Flush Press); the Barry Awards honored John Hart‘s THE LAST CHILD for best novel and Jamie Freveletti‘s RUNNING FROM THE DEVIL for best thriller.