Thomas LeBien will join Simon & Schuster as vp, senior editor, specializing in history and non-fiction. He was most recently at FSG, where he was publisher of the Hill & Wang and Scientific American imprints. LeBien starts at S&S on December 21
Rachel Vogel will join Mary Evans Inc. as foreign rights director and literary agent, effective November 28th, where she’ll continue to build her list of literary and upmarket fiction, narrative nonfiction and memoir. She has previously held positions at Movable Type, Lippincott Massie McQuilkin, and Maria Campbell Associates.
Parhul Segal has joined NPR as digital associate editor for books. She is currently a senior editor for PW.
Bob Carrier, who founded and operated the Mid-Atlantic independent sales rep group Book Carrier from 1975 to 1991, died on November 7 at age 71. He was also founder and first president of the National Association of Independent Publishers Representatives.
THE SISTERS BROTHERS by Patrick deWitt and MORDECAI: The Life and Times by Charles Foran won the 2011 Governor General’s Literary Awards for fiction and non-fiction, respectively.
THE SISTERS BROTHERS also tops Amazon.ca‘s Best Books of 2011 list of approximately 100 titles.
A Kirkus spokeswoman told us Monday that QR Markham’s ASSASSIN OF SECRETS has, in fact, been removed from its Best Fiction of 2011 list, but that it “learned of the plagiarism accusation and publication recall after our Best of 2011 issue had been sent to press and the Best Fiction online feature had been developed.” A correction will appear in the publication’s next issue.