The Crown Publishing Group announced a number of promotions. Rachel Klayman has been promoted to vp, executive editor for the Crown imprint, while Rachel Rokicki moves up to assistant publicity director, Crown and Hogarth. At Crown Archetype, Ellen Folan has been promoted to publicity manager and Caroline Sill moves up to publicist.
At Chronicle Books, Alexis Watts has joined as marketing assistant. She was most recently an interim junior account executive at Colman Getty.
Julie Otsuka has won the PEN/Faulkner Prize for THE BUDDHA IN THE ATTIC (Vintage). She will receive the prize at a ceremony to be held in Washington, DC on May 5.
Christopher Lehmann-Haupt has left his position as editorial director of Delphinium Books after five years there. He plans to pursue independent projects as an editor and writer.
Romance Writers of America announced the nominees for the RITA and Golden Heart Awards in a variety of categories. The winners will be announced on July 28 as part of the RWA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.