Tea Obreht has won the 2011 Orange Prize for THE TIGER’S WIFE (Random House/Weidenfield & Nicolson). At 25 years old, Obreht is the youngest winner in the prize’s history.
Edith Pearlman has won the PEN/Malamud Award for excellence in the “art of short fiction.”
The Center for Fiction has named Scribner vp and editor-in-chief Nan Graham its 2011 recipient of the Maxwell E. Perkins Prize. “It seems most appropriate, if not overdue, for the Maxwell Perkins Award to recognize an editor who has for sixteen years published some of America’s most eloquent, most necessary writers under the imprint of Scribner—as did Max Perkins himself,” said prize chairman Peter Ginna. Graham will be presented with the award at the Center’s December 6 Annual Benefit and Awards Dinner in New York
Emilia Rhodes has joined Alloy Entertainment as associate editor. She was previously at Simon & Schuster’s Pulse imprint.
Leonard Stern, the founder of Price Stern Sloan and co-creator of the Mad Libs word game books, died Tuesday in Los Angeles after a 15-month illness. He was 88. Stern was also an award-winning writer, director and producer of such television shows as “The Honeymooners”, “Get Smart”, and “Macmillan and Wife.”
Effective immediately, Raincoast Books will handle sales, fulfillment, and marketing for Macmillan’s independent, library, specialty, and Costco accounts in Canada.