Andrew Duncan will join Grand Central on March 25 as associate director, online marketing, reporting to Emi Battaglia. Duncan was most recently senior marketing manager at Viking.
Megan Perritt joins Crown as senior publicist. She was previously a publicist at F&W Media. In addition, Rebecca Marsh has been named publicist, moving from Simon & Schuster.
In the wake of Mark Suchomel’s abrupt departure earlier this month after more than 15 years as company president, IPG has made a number of changes to its senior management. Jeff Tegge has been promoted to executive vice president, where he will continue to coordinate the efforts of the IPG sales and marketing staff and look for additional sales opportunities outside of the book trade. Clark Matthews (son of majority owner Curt Matthews) moves up to vp, digital services, while Mark Noble has been promoted to vp, publisher relations.
In a separate announcement, effective immediately, IPG will handle distribution for Parenting Press, World Book’s Bright Connections Media and Incentive Publications imprints, the Institute of Economic Affairs, Sussex Academic Press and Te Papa Press.
Ingram has added The Mother Company, Mandevilla Press, and The Law School Admission Council to its distribution client list.
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, New Yorker staff writer and author Steve Coll has been named dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, effective July 1. He replaces Nicholas Lehmann who announced he was stepping down after 10 years last fall, and will remain on staff at the New Yorker (but leave his post as president of the New America Foundation, which he’s held since 2007.)
“It is experience that will serve him well here at Columbia, not only at the Journalism School but across a University community whose breadth of scholarship makes this a unique place to help shape the future of journalism,” Columbia University president Lee Bollinger said in a statement about Coll, whose most recent book is PRIVATE EMPIRE: ExxonMobil and American Power (Penguin Press).
Truman Talley, 88, died peacefully at home of Parkinson’s dementia on March 15. He was publisher of his own imprint, Truman Talley Books, at St. Martin’s Press from 1980 through 2008; the last book Talley published was Al Silverman’s THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES: The Golden Age of Great American Publishers, Their Editors and Authors. A memorial service will be held at The James Lenox House, 49 East 73rd Street on Monday, March 25th at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to V.N.S. of New York Hospice Care, New York, N.Y. 10001.
The Bancroft Prize was awarded by Columbia University to W. Jeffrey Bolster’s THE MORTAL SEA: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (Belknap Press) and John Fabian Witt’s LINCOLN’S CODE: The Laws of War in American History (Free Press).
Marie Ponsot has won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, given to a poet for lifetime achievement. The $100,000 prize will be presented at a ceremony at the Poetry Foundation on Monday, June 10.