A.S.A. Harrison, 65, died April 14 in Toronto. Her debut psychological suspense novel THE SILENT WIFE will be published by Penguin Books, who said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened over the loss of a great woman and a very gifted writer.”
A memorial service for longtime Knopf vp, senior editor Ashbel Green, who died last September at the age of 84, will be held in New York at Cooper Union on Thursday, April 25th at 5:00 pm in the Great Hall.
A funeral for bestselling author Brennan Manning, best known for The Ragamuffin Gospel, will be held Wednesday, April 17, following his death last Friday after a long illness, according tohis longtime agent Rick Christian.
Madeline “Maddie” Caldwell has joined Knopf, supporting director of media relations Paul Bogaards in all of his day-to-day responsibilities. She was at Weed Literary for the past year.
In Australia, Carrie Tiffany has won the inaugural Stella Prize for women writers for her novel Mateship With Birds, after which she said she would share $10,000 of the $50,000 (AUS) prize money with her fellow nominees.
Finally, Harper has updated its reprint plans for Pulitzer nonfiction winner Gilbert King‘s DEVIL IN THE GROVE; they are going back to press for an additional 10,000 copies of the paperback.