Children’s book editor of the New York Times Book Review Julie Just will join Janklow & Nesbit as an agent in November. Mort Janklow says in the announcement, “It has been our intention for some time to expand the range of agency services we offer to include in a major way children’s and young adult literature.” Lynn Nesbit calls Just “the ideal person to spearhead this new effort.”
Phaidon Press, which recently hired Amanda Ridout as managing director, has now appointed David Davies as chief executive officer, starting November 29 and based in London. He is currently managing director at Bauer Media, running a portfolio of magazines. Davies will report to a board comprising publisher Richard Schlagman, chairman and coo Andrew Price, recently added non-executive board member Luke Johnson, and Ridout. With the new hire, Schlagman will transition to the new role of Consultant Publisher.
Also in the UK, at Atlantic Books, Margaret Stead has been promoted to publishing director, reporting to Toby Mundy. The editorial department will report to Stea, who will have operational responsibility for the imprint. Ravi Mirchandani will continue to report to Mundy as editor-in-chief of all the company’s imprints.
At the Crown Publishing Group, Jill Browning has been promoted to publicity manager; and Anna Mintz, Jessica Reich, and Justina Batchelor have all been promoted to associate publicist.
Mary Choteborsky has been promoted to editor, publishing manager, for Crown Archetype, Crown Business, Crown Forum and Harmony Books; and Heather Lazare has been promoted to editor, publishing manager, Crown Trade Paperbacks.
Sourcebooks has hired Deirdre Quinn Burgess as an associate editor focusing on gift books and calendars (she was most recently with Publications International), and Jeffrey Benson as a project editor, overseeing project-management and manuscript development aspects of their college guide, study aids, and reference titles. He was most recently an editor at Wiley working on college textbooks.
The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony will give Orhan Pamuk the Norman Mailer Lifetime Achievement Prize. Other honors will go to Jann Wenner and Ruth Gruber.