At Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hallie Patterson has been named senior publicist. Previously she was senior publicist at at HarperCollins Children’s. In addition, Flinn Gillan has joined the School & Library Marketing group as marketing assistant. Previously he was a marketing coordinator at Garland Science.
Judi Powers has resigned as director of marketing and publicity at Sterling Children’s Books to return to college and pursue a career in jewelry design. She can be reached at email@example.com.
In the UK, Eloy Sasot has been promoted to director of pricing and analytics at HarperCollins UK, reporting to Simon Johnson.
Random House of Canada announced the debut of its new online literary magazine, Hazlitt, which aims to “publish great original and contemporaneous writing from both Random House of Canada and outside authors on everything from politics, music, the environment, warfare, art, film, business, sports, pop and literary culture, and more”, as well as a line of ebook originals under the Hazlitt banner. Overseeing the magazine are director of digital publishing Christopher Frey, as editor-in-chief, and senior editor Alexandra Molotkow.
The first ebook original, The Man Who Went to War: A Reporter’s Memoir From Libya and the Arab Uprising by Patrick Graham, was released Tuesday with two others due out later this fall. “The internet offers unprecedented opportunities for everyone to engage with ideas and narratives beyond those in a physical book,” said RHC president and ceo Brad Martin in a statement. “While traditionally many book publishers have been primarily using their websites for sales and marketing purposes, we want to also use ours to publish original content. In this age of cultural and technological change, RHC’s digital efforts will support the central role of writers in our collective conversations: informing, entertaining and inspiring readers.”
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize announced the shortlists in fiction and non-fiction. A winner and runner-up in each category will be announced on September 24th.
Nanjing Requiem by Ha Jin (Pantheon Books)
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward (Bloomsbury)
Shards by Ismet Prcic (Grove/Atlantic)
The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje (Knopf)
The Grief of Others by Leah Hager Cohen (Riverhead)
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivak (Bellevue Literary Press)
A Train in Winter by Caroline Moorehead (HarperCollins)
Day of Honey by Annia Ciezadlo (Free Press)
Mighty Be Our Powers by Leymah Gbowee (PublicAffairs)
To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
What Is It Like to Go to War by Karl Marlantes (Grove/Atlantic)