Hannah Wood has moved to Harper as an associate editor.
Isaac Fitzgerald will join McSweeney’s Publishing as publicity director on May 1. Previously he was managing editor of the literary website The Rumpus.
Harper Christian has licensed exclusive rights to sell and distribute print editions of the entire catalog of titles from Spanish publishing house Editorial CLIE worldwide outside of Spain. The announcement underscores that the agreement includes the popular 1977 revised Reina-Valera Spanish Bible translation. CLIE books will be issued by Harper Christian as a separate imprint in their international roster, joining Grupo Nelson and Vida.
As noted previously, it’s World Book Night. In the the US, over 25,000 volunteers have enrolled to hand out 500,000 free books to new or light readers. The featured titles are viewable in this Bookateria list.
Knopf has set a May 21 publication date for the authorized biography MARGARET THATCHER: From Grantham to the Falklands, which Allen Lane has published today in the UK.
Welcome, new adult books. With six “new adult” deal reports in the last month alone, we have created a new Deals sub-category for this growing genre. (You’ll see it in the Fiction sub-category drop-down menu as well when using our deal report form.)
In awards, Margaret Lazarus Dean has won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize “to honor and encourage the art of literary nonfiction” from an emerging author, for LEAVING ORBIT: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight. Graywolf will publish the book in early 2015 (and Dean is represented by Julie Barer at Barer Literary).
The ALA’s big awards for adult books–the Carnegie Medals–named their finalists:
Junot Diaz, This Is How You Lose Her
Louise Erdrich, The Round House
Richard Ford, Canada,
Timothy Egan, Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher:
Jill Lepore, The Mansion of Happiness
David Quammen, Spillover