Joshua Kendall will join Little, Brown on May 29 as the new editorial director of their Mulholland Books suspense fiction imprint, reporting to Judy Clain. Previously Kendall was senior editor at Viking/Penguin, and fills the slot vacated by John Schoenfelder, who left to work for film producer Scott Rudin.
At Open Road, Allison Underwood has been promoted to senior marketing manager and Lara Selavka moves up to associate interactive producer. In addition, Iris Blasi joins as marketing manager, reporting to Underwood. She was most recently digital media manager with Hilsinger-Mendelson East.
Ingram has relaunched their online search and order platform ipage, now including “enhanced search and browsing options, and additional customization options” to help accounts in “finding, organizing and discovering new products.”
The NY Post reported that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is working on a book, tentatively aimed for publication in 2014, co-authored by former aide, attorney Steven Cohen–who is also representing rights in negotiations with publishers. Cohen then tells the NYT the book “will focus on his experiences as governor, his philosophy of government and a prospective look at long-term issues and challenges to be addressed within New York.” The Times says that Cohen is looking for a collaborator rather than writing the manuscript with Cuomo.
The Best Translated Fiction prize went to Wiesław Myśliwski’s Stone Upon Stone, translated from the Polish by Bill Johnston, published by Archipelago Books.
The James Beard Foundation awarded their book prizes, with the self-published Modernist Cuisine by Nathan Myhrvold with Chris Young and Maxime Bilet taking Cookbook of the Year honors. Click through for all 11 category winners.