Patrick Mulligan has resigned from Gotham Books, to work full-time for Pop Chart Lab, a design startup he cofounded in 2010. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Mark Short joins Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as svp and head of international markets. He was at Pearson.
The Bookseller has updated their piece on United Agents’ acquisition of AP Watt: 12 of 16 AP Watt staffers are joining UA as part of the merger.
In the UK, Christian publisher Lion Hudson will publish crime and women’s fiction aimed at a broader audience through a new imprint, Lion Fiction, set to launch in spring 2013. Lion Fiction aims to publish up to 24 titles annually, selling them through both the general and specialist Christian markets.
Mystery Writers of America have named Ken Follett and Margaret Maron as Grand Masters. They will honor the Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore and newspaper journalist Oline Cogdill with their 2013 Raven Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in the field.
The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation’s fiction prize went to Helen Oyeyemi for MR. FOX.
Journalist and co-author of THREE CUPS OF TEA David Oliver Relin, 49, died November 15 in Multnomah County, OR. His family told the NYT in a statement released by Relin’s agent that he “suffered from depression” and took his own life. They did not provide additional details but said a police statement would be released this week. (Relin’s death was first reported by Outside Magazine but not widely disseminated until Sunday night.) Random House is scheduled to publish Relin’s next book, SECOND SUNS: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives on June 18, 2013.