Joe Perez has joined the Random House Publishing Group as senior art director. Previously he was art director at Portfolio.
At Atheneum, Emma Ledbetter has been promoted to assistant editor.
Kerri Buckley has joined Carina Press as editor. Previously she was a product manager at Christopher Radko/Rauch Industries and before then, editor at Ballantine Bantam Dell.
At Goodreads, Patrick Brown has been promoted to director of author marketing. In addition, Cynthia Shannon has been named author marketing coordinator. Previously she was communications manager at Berrett-Koehler.
Fiona Brown has joined Little, Brown as senior publicist. Previously, she was at Riverhead.
In the UK, Canongate executive editor Anya Serota is leaving in June. Francis Bickmore has been promoted to publishing director, and Jo Dingley has been promoted to assistant editor.
After working with a variety of film/TV agencies, the Ed Victor agency has decided to work exclusively with United Agents in selling those rights. Victor tells the Bookseller, “Times are changing and the selling of film and TV rights is an increasingly complex business…. Now we want a close, collaborative partnership in the selling of these rights with a single agency.”
The Bookseller handed out their UK trade awards in London Monday night.
Renowned editor and translator Drenka Willen has been named as the first recipient of the James H. Ottaway Jr. Award for the Promotion of International Literature, presented by Words without Borders. Willen joined Harcourt in the 1960s and “has been a tireless advocate for literature in translation for close to fifty years.” Among the authors and translators she has worked with are Nobel laureates Günter Grass, Octavio Paz, José Saramago, and Wisława Szymborska, as well as Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Amos Oz, Edith Grossman and many others.
Philip Hensher has won the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize for SCENES FROM EARLY LIFE.
Pat Controy‘s memoir of his father, THE DEATH OF SANTINI, acquired by Nan Talese Books in 2009, was announced for publication this October.
The AARP will publish a line of original ebooks with Rosetta Books. Director of the AARP Book Division Jodi Lipson says in the announcement: “Digital publishing offers a wealth of opportunities to speak to the wide interests of the vibrant 50+ community. We’re looking forward to addressing their aspirations, entertainment and recreational concepts, and topical issues with timely, insightful information in ebooks created hand-in-hand with Rosetta Books.”