Steve Wasserman has joined Yale University Press as executive editor-at-large, General Interest books. “Steve’s fascinating and varied career has put him at the center of public intellectual life in America,” said Yale UP director John Donatich. “He will bring great things to Yale Press’s unique program in publishing serious and scholarly works to the trade.” The former LA Times books editor will remain with Kneerim & Williams as a literary agent, and will not represent any of the firm’s clients in any negotiations with Yale.
Rhea Lyons has joined Franklin & Siegal Associates as literary scout. She was previously subrights associate at the Random House Publishing Group, handling both foreign and domestic rights for the Random and Ballantine Bantam Dell lists.
Maureen Cole has been promoted to senior publicist for Portfolio, Sentinel and Current, and Christy D’Agostini has been promoted to publicist.