Stacy Cantor Abrams moves to romance publisher Entangled as of January 3, oversee all acquisitions. She has been at Bloomsbury’s Walker Children’s Books unit.
At Berrett-Koehler, Neal Maillet has been promoted to editorial director. He will continue to acquire titles in the areas of business, leadership, current affairs, and personal development.
Tom Bouman has joined Orbit in the US as an editor, acquiring science fiction and fantasy. Previously, he was an editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
The Huffington Post noticed tweets from Harper Perennial indicating that Michael Chabon‘s TELEGRAPH AVENUE is being presented in-house for publication in fall 2012.
A spokesperson for Amanda Knox‘s family says she has hired Robert Barnett at Williams & Connolly to “represent her in discussions with publishers and help her evaluate other opportunities,” as the AP puts it.
The National Endowment for the Arts introduces newly arrived literature director Ira Silverberg in a posted q&a. On what he hopes to accomplish while at the NEA, Silverberg replies: “My goal is make sure our grantees in literary publishing—the nonprofit presses and journals—are set up for the new digital age. There is a great deal of technical assistance needed to be a good publisher these days. Many of our grantees have grown up more as curators of great art—but getting it out in a difficult and changing publishing environment is a new part of the challenge. I hope that’s where the literature department can make a difference in the next few years.”
Philosopher, teacher and biographer of Hannah Arendt and Anna Freud, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl died recently, reportedly of a pulmonary embolism. Yale University Press is set to publish “her capstone work,” Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children, in January 2012.