Barnes & Noble has hired Michael P. Huseby as chief financial officer, and he will start work tomorrow. As for the ongoing realignment of the company’s businesses, they say Huseby will “lead the company’s finance organization, aligning the company’s finance and business strategies, optimizing the company’s capital structure and helping to scale the rapidly growing digital business.” From 2004 to 2011 was evp and cfo at Cablevision, and prior to that he was evp and cfo at another cable operator, Charter Communications. Alan Lindstrom has been acting cfo for the past five months.
Paula Munier has joined Talcott Notch Literary as a literary agent. She was most recently director of innovation and acquisitions for Adams Media.
Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen, and Jhumpa Lahiri have been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and will be officially honored at a ceremony taking place in May.