Phoebe Yeh will join Random House Children’s Books as vp, Publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers on June 21, reporting to Barbara Marcus. Yeh was most recently editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s. ““I have known Phoebe for many years and admire her as a highly creative and versatile editor with an excellent track record for discovering and nurturing new voices,” said Marcus in a statement. “I am so pleased to welcome her to Random House, where her expertise in nonfiction and commercial middle-grade books will perfectly complement and further strengthen our list.”
Genoveva Llosa has joined HarperOne as senior editor. She was at Jossey-Bass most recently and has also worked at HarperBusiness, Crown, and Harvard Business Review Press.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books has promoted Caroline Abbey and Mary Kate Castellani to senior editor, while Brett Wright and Laura Whitaker move up to associate editor. Both Castellani and Whitaker move over from Walker Children’s, which will shift its focus to that of a boutique imprint under publishing director Emily Easton, publishing 18 titles per year with an emphasis on nonfiction and select fiction for preschool through young adult.
David Graham is leaving as managing director of the Aurum Publishing Group after more than two years, during which time he merged the Aurum, Jacqui Small and Frances Lincoln businesses into the existing publishing group. Quarto ceo Marcus Leaver said to staff he would take over responsibilities for Aurum “for the foreseeable future.”
At Scott Manning & Associates, Abigail Welhouse has been promoted to associate publicist.
The Women’s Prize for Fiction — formerly Orange, soon-to-be Bailey’s — was awarded to AM Homes for MAY WE BE FORGIVEN. Prize chair and actress Miranda Richardson called the book, which prevailed over a shortlist including Zadie Smith, Kate Atkinson, and Booker & Costa winner Hilary Mantel, ” so fresh and so funny – darkly funny – and so unexpectedly moving.” UK publisher Granta said it would reprint 60,000 copies of the book following Homes’ win, and told the Bookseller they expect the reprint to sell out “quickly.”
NYT reporter, editor, and columnist Martin Arnold, 84, died Tuesday from complications of Parkinson’s disease. Capping a 40-year career with the paper, he wrote the “Making Books” column on the publishing industry from October 1997 through March 2003.
Tom Sharpe, 85, author of more than a dozen comedic novels including PORTERHOUSE BLUE (1974) and BLOTT ON THE LANDSCAPE (1975), died in the coastal town of Llafranc in north-eastern Spain on Thursday.
A gathering to celebrate the life of literary agent John A. Ware will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Cornell Club, 6 E. 44th Street. RSVP Required. Please email LSpiro@RiversideCreative.com by June 11th.