Matthew Benjamin is moving to Touchstone on December 13 as senior editor, reporting to Trish Todd. He has been at HarperCollins, most recently as senior editor at William Morrow. At Touchstone, he will focus on acquiring men’s interest, celebrity, pop culture, sports, health, and investigative journalism.
Allison Lorentzen is joining Penguin Books as editor. SHe was most recently an associate editor at HarperCollins. She will be acquiring both fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as working closely with Kathryn Court on Viking and Penguin acquisitions.
The Lambda Literary Awards will be the new home for the Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists’ Prize, with separate prizes for “one self-identified man and one self-identified woman,” to “recognize emergent LGBT authors who have written and published at least three novels or two novels and a substantial additional literary work such as poetry, short stories, essays.” The award will be funded by James Duggins, PhD’s donor-advised fund at Horizons Foundation.
Alibris has released a version of their web site optimized for use on smartphones and tablets, working with Mobify.