Eileen Lawrence will join Little, Brown Books for Young Readers as executive director of marketing on October 19. Previously she was senior executive director of advertising, promotion and creative services at the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
At Headline, John Wordsworth has joined as editor, focusing on science fiction and fantasy titles. Previously he was an editor at John Blake Publishing. In addition, Ben Willis will join as publicity manager starting November 7. Previously he was a senior press officer at Transworld.
Cover to Cover Booksellers founder Nicky Salan, 77, died yesterday at her home in San Francisco. She founded the store in 1976 and was remembered by Shelf Awareness as a sharp book buyer with an eye towards children’s literature. Funeral services will be held on October 12 at Sinai Memorial Chapel, 1501 Divisadero St., San Francisco.
Owner of Farley’s Bookshop in New Hope, PA Jim Farley died September 30 at the age of 75. He helped found the store 44 years ago and was also a college professor and a Presbyterian minister. A funeral service will be held in New Hope on October 14.
The nominees for the Governor General’s Literary Awards in Canada were announced, with the fiction shortlist including both Patrick deWitt and Esi Edugyan, shortlisted for Canada’s two other major literary prizes as well as the Booker Prize. The fiction nominees also include Alexi Zentner, Marina Endicott, and David Bezmogzis.
The 2011 German Book Prize has been awarded to Eugen Ruge for his debut novel IN ZEITEN DES ABNEHMENDEN LICHTS (IN TIMES OF FADING LIGHT).