David Rosenthal begins getting the old team back together for his new imprint at Penguin Group, hiring Sarah Hochman as senior editor, starting January 10. Hochman was a senior editor at Simon & Schuster until August.
At Harper’s Avon/Morrow division, Kristine Macrides has been promoted to director of marketing and sales development. In Harper UK’s digital team under David Roth-Ey, Jo Forshaw moves up to director of audio; Isabella Steel becomes digital key account manager, responsible for marketing and promotion of digital titles across the group; Katy Whitehead the new role of head of interactive products; and Friday Project and Fourth Estate editor Robin Harvie adds the role of Digital PR to his portfolio.
Poet, critic, and translator Ilya Kaminsky will take over as director of the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet Monroe Poetry Institute on January 1 for a two-year term. Kaminsky will remain on the faculty at San Diego State University, where he will continue to serve as director of the MFA program in Poetry.
In the UK, Gillian Slovo has been elected the new president of English PEN.