Julia Kenny is joining Dunow Carlson & Lerner as an agent, rejoining her recent colleague Eleanor Jackson. Kenny was at Markson Thoma–from which Geri Thoma, Jackson, Laney Katz Becker and Kenny have all departed since early March.
At Abbeville Press, Joan Strasbaugh has been named senior editor. Previously she was publisher of Jones Books in Madison, WI. In addition, Diana Griffin has been promoted to marketing and publicity manager.
At Harlequin Shannon Criss has been promoted to associate editor for the Kimani imprint.
In the UK, Mari Evans will leave Michael Joseph to go to Headline in July as publishing director, fiction. Headline’s Marion Donaldson will move up to executive publisher, and publishing director Imogen Taylor will be responsible for the Tinder Press imprint as well, the Bookseller writes.
Two-time Newbery winner, for The View from Saturday and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, E.L. Konigsburg died at 83 on Friday after suffering from a stroke.