Michael Taeckens will join Graywolf Press as marketing director, effective April 16. He spent the past eleven years at Algonquin, most recently as online and paperback marketing director.
Casey Ebro has joined McGraw-Hill Professional as editor. She was previously an editor at Arcade Publishing.
In France, Gregory Messina has joined the Place des Editeurs group as rights director, reporting to Anne-Laure Aymeric. He will sell rights for Belfond, Presses de la Cité, Hors Collection, Le Pré aux Clercs and Omnibus. Previously, he sold rights at Editions Robert Laffont.
At Chronicle, Jeff Wiebe has been promoted to associate director of operations.
The 2011 Barnes & Noble Discover Awards for fiction and non-fiction were awarded to Scott O’Connor’s novel, UNTOUCHABLE (Tyrus Books), and Michael Levy’s KOSHER CHINESE (Henry Holt & Co.), respectively. Each winner receives $10,000.
Emma Donoghue, Esi Edugyan, Ann Patchett and Anne Enright are among the 20 writers longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize. The shortlist will be announced on April 17 and the winner will be named on May 29.
The Publishing Triangle will give its Leadership Award to agent Frances Goldin–“a tireless advocate for her writers, for LGBT literature, and for progressive politics and the free exchange of ideas”–and its Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement to Alison Bechdel.
To clarify Tuesday’s piece on the agency Russell & Volkening, Jesseca Salky at Hannigan Salky Getzler has represented Anne Tyler’s new works, and available rights on her older works, since May 2011. Lippincott Massie McQuilkin, through their acquisition of R&V, will manage all existing licenses of Tyler’s previous works.