Kristin Meenagh has joined Ryland Peters and Small as publicity associate. She was previously with Raab Associates.
Jean Merrill, author of more than 30 novels for children that dealt with themes of underdogs beating the odds, died August 2 at her home in Randolph, VT. She was 89 and the cause of death was cancer. Merrill’s work included THE PUSHCART WAR (1964), THE TOOTHPASTE MILLIONAIRE (1974), and THE GIRL WHO LOVED CATERPILLARS (1992).
Sami Rohr, 86, the philanthropist honored by an annual prize for Jewish Literature that bears his name (endowed by his children), died last Sunday in Bal Harbour, FL. The Sami Rohr Prize, which awards $100,000 to an alternating winner in fiction and non-fiction, is one of the most lucrative literary prizes in America.