Sterling Publishing continues to empty out, as editorial director of Sterling Children’s Splinter imprint Cindy Loh moves to serve as publishing director of Bloomsbury Children’s (including the Walker Books line) starting June 4. Emily Easton, promoted to publishing director of Walker Children’s, and Michelle Nagler, editorial director of Bloomsbury Children’s, will report to Loh, as will creative director Donna Mark and senior managing editor Melissa Kavonic.
At Simon & Schuster Children’s, Alyson Heller has been promoted to associate editor.
Literary critic and cultural historian Paul Fussell, 88, died Wednesday in Medford, OR of natural causes in a long-term care facility, where he’d spent the previous two years. Among his many works of literary criticism and social commentary were UNIFORMS: WY WE WEAR WHAT WE WEAR; THE ANTI-EGOTIST: KINGSLEY AMIS, A MAN OF LETTERS; and THE GREAT WAR AND MODERN MEMORY (1975) which won both the National Book Award and the NBCC Award.
Senior Advisor to President Obama David Plouffe will be the guest speaker at the Publishing People for Obama gathering on June 18.
Women’s National Book Association’s Pannell Award, given to two bookstores that excel in contributing to their communities to bring books and young people together, has gone to general bookstore Book Beat in Oak Park, MI, and children’s specialty store Monkey See, Monkey Do . . . Children’s Bookstore in Clarence, NY.