Edward Necarsulmer IV and Eleanor Jackson have joined Dunow, Carlson & Lerner. Necarsulmer was previously an agent at MacIntosh & Otis, and will focus on representing middle grade, YA, and adult literary fiction. Jackson was most recently an agent at Markson Thoma, which last week saw partner Geri Thoma move to Writers House.
The UK’s Carnegie Medal for children’s literature features a powerhouse shortlist that includes Costa winner Sally Gardner, Printz winner Nick Lake and medalist Elizabeth Wein:
THE WEIGHT OF WATER, Sarah Crossan
A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL, Roddy Doyle
MAGGOT MOON, Sally Gardner
IN DARKNESS, Nick Lake
WONDER, R. J. Palacio
MIDWINTERBLOOD, Marcus Sedgwick
A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT, Dave Shelton
CODE NAME VERITY, Elizabeth Wein
Also announced was the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist for illustrated children’s books. Both winners will be named June 19:
Lunchtime, Rebecca Cobb
Again!, Emily Gravett
Oh No, George!, Chris Haughton
I Want My Hat Back, Jon Klassen
Pirates ‘n’ Pistols, Chris Mould
King Jack and the Dragon, Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author)
Black Dog, by Levi Pinfold
Just Ducks!, Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author), Walker Books
Kate Atkinson’s novel LIFE AFTER LIFE, which will publish on April 2, has been named Barnes & Noble’s newest BN Recommends pick. It’s also one of the 28 titles featured in our BUZZ BOOKS 2013: Spring/Summer–download your free copy if you haven’t already. Other Buzz Books publishing in March include DECISIVE by Chip and Dan Heath; Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler; and A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING by Ruth Ozeki (out today).
Edie Reinhardt has joined LID Publishing as general manager for LID US.