Brian Ulicky has been named publicity manager for Blue Rider Press, starting September 6. He was most recently at Simon & Schuster, also as a publicity manager.
Simon & Schuster Children’s has announced a number of new hires and promotions. Ariel Colletti has moved to the Atheneum imprint, where she will remain an assistant editor, and editorial assistant Dani Young will also oversee the coordinating of all three imprints’ paperback conversions, repackages, as well as managing the back ad library. In addition, Amy Rosenbaum has joined as an editorial assistant, having recently completed the Columbia Publishing Course.
Penguin rep Ann Wachur has won the Saul Gilman Award, sponsored by the New England Independent Booksellers Association and honoring “outstanding service” by a sales rep in the region.
The PEN American Center announced the winners of the 2011 PEN Literary Awards, given in 17 categories. Winners and runners-up will be honored at a ceremony in New York on October 12.