At Oxford University Press, Casper Grathwohl has been promoted to the newly-created position of svp, group strategy, effective October 5. Reporting to CEO Nigel Portwood, Grathwohl will work at Group level and alongside OUP’s business units on a range of activities designed to address OUP’s strategic agenda.
Patrick Koors has joined the live events division of Thomas Nelson as vp of marketing.
John Ashbery will receive the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters and Books & Books co-founder Mitch Kaplan will receive the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2011 National Book Awards on November 16. John Lithgow will host the event.