Sara O’Keeffe has joined Atlantic Books’ Corvus division as editorial director, replacing Nicolas Cheetham, who left to join his father Anthony at his new venture Head of Zeus. O’Keeffe was most recently a senior editor at Orion.
Brigid Nelson has joined HarperCollins Children’s Books UK as divisional sales manager. She was most recently children’s product director at Penguin Children’s UK.
Author and NYT political columnist Tom Wicker, 85, died on Friday, and poet Ruth Stone, 96, died earlier this month. Among her many accolades, Stone won the National Book Award, the NBCC award, two Guggenheims and a Whiting Award.
Evolutionary biologist and author Lynn Margulis, 73, died on November 22. Best known for her theory of species evolution by symbiogenesis, Margulis and her son Dorion also created Chelsea Green’s Sciencewriters Books imprint in 2006 to develop outstanding works of science for the general public.