Katie Henderson Adams has joined Liveright & Company as editor, where she will acquire literary fiction and non-fiction. Previously she was an editor at Other Press.
Daniela Petracco has been named editorial director of Europa Editions UK, which will launch in January with eight titles. Working out of their newly established London office, she will manage publicity operations, marketing and sales, working to build Europa Editions’ market and relationship with booksellers in the UK and Ireland. Petracco spent the past ten years as an agent with Andrew Nurnberg Associates.
Multiple sources indicate that Bookish quietly laid off as many as five senior staffers, including editor-in-chief Charlie Rogers and chief technology officer Andy Parsons. The company said in a statement that “we are making some changes to the Bookish team and we are looking forward to our launch early next year.”
The UK presented their commercially-focused new Galaxy National Book Awards over the weekend, across twelve categories. Among the winners:
Biography: Charles Dickens, by Claire Tomalin
Nonfiction: How To Be A Woman, by Caitlin Moran
Popular Fiction: A Tiny Bit Marvellous, by Dawn French
UK Author: The Stranger’s Child, by Alan Hollinghurst
International Author: A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan
New Writer: When God Was a Rabbit, by Sarah Winman
Children’s: A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness