Marysue Rucci will return to Simon & Schuster as vp, editor-in-chief on April 2. She was most recently editorial director at Putnam and originally worked at S&S from 1997 through 2010. “Marysue will be the leader and architect of Simon & Schuster’s fiction list,” said publisher Jonathan Karp in a statement. “She will supervise all our fiction acquisitions, build her own list of authors–both novelists and nonfiction writers–and provide counsel to our editors. Under her guidance we expect to be an industry leader, publishing novels of the highest quality and the greatest appeal. We are all delighted that Marysue is returning to Simon & Schuster and that she will now have a greater role in the management of the imprint.”
At Harlequin, Elizabeth Mazer has been promoted to associate editor and Rachel Burkot moves up to assistant editor at Love Inspired, while Shannon Criss has been promoted to assistant editor at Kimani Press.
Justin Golenbock has been named publicist for Amazon Publishing’s 47North science fiction & fantasy imprint, effective March 29. He was most recently senior publicist at Tor Books.
Steven Millhauser has won the 2011 Story Prize for his collection WE OTHERS (Knopf). Millhauser received the $20,000 award at a ceremony held in New York Wednesday evening.
Agate Publishing and the Chicago Tribune have joined forces to produce ebooks created from Chicago Tribune-owned content under the Agate Digital banner. The first Tribune ebook titles will appear this spring.