At Random House, Milena Alberti has been named vp and director of corporate development and strategy for the entire compay, while Ranjana Wingender has been promoted to vp business development for the Crown Publishing Group, a new divisional position.
Josephine Hart, the poetry promoter and bestselling author of six novels including DAMAGE and THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE, died Thursday of a rare form of ovarian cancer. She was 67.
Wayne Greenhaw, the journalist and author of 22 novels, died May 31 following complications from open-heart surgery at the University of Alabama-Birmingham hospital. He was 71. His most recent book FIGHTING THE DEVIL IN DIXIE (Lawrence Hill Books) was published in January, and was purportedly offered a contract by another publishing house to write about his longtime friendship with Harper Lee.
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Louise Penny, Avner Mandelman and Stevie Cameron are among the winners of the Arthur Ellis Awards.