Tina Andreadis has been promoted to vp, senior executive director of publicity for Harper, Ecco, Amistad, Harper Perennial, Harper paperbacks, Harper Audio, and, effective immediately, It Books, and Harper Design.
At Viking Penguin, Meghan Fallon has been promoted to publicist, and Rebecca Lang and Elaine Broeder both move up to associate publicist.
Todd Mullins has been named national accounts manager, special markets at Chronicle Books. Previously he was vp, sales at Hero Arts.
Adding to the voices on the Pulitzer Prize controversy is fiction judge Maureen Corrigan. Writing in the Washington Post, she says: “Like everyone else, we three jurors found out Monday that there would be no 2012 prize in fiction. That terrible news capped what was otherwise the greatest honor of my career as a book critic and professor of literature…. I’m angry on behalf of those novels.” Corrigan dismisses the “second-guessers” who questioned the three unanimously-selected finalists. “In our collective judgment, these very different novels are three very distinguished works of fiction.” She adds, “The Pale King captivated us, even in its unfinished state. Swamplandia! is animated by high-flying story-telling ambition and Mark Twain-like humor. (Catch that exclamation point!) Train Dreams starkly summons up the lives of humble bit players in the saga of the American West and reads like myth.”
She suggests possible remedies to the selection process, but perhaps most importantly, Corrigan reveals that the board received their nominations “in early December” and says if they are “unhappy with the jury’s choices, then why not request that the jury put forward alternative selections?”