Former Farrar, Straus editor Courtney Hodell will take over as director of the Whiting Writers’ Awards, and Daniel Reid will serve as the foundation’s new executive director, as of November 1. Currently director of strategic planning at the CUNY Institute for Education Policy, Reid takes over from Kellye Rosenheim, who has worked for the Whiting Foundation since 1990. Hodell succeeds Barbara Bristol, who has run the awards for sixteen years.
Foundation president Antonia Grumbach said in the announcement of Hodell: “With her distinguished editorial career and extensive work with writers in many genres–including literary fiction, memoir and biography, narrative nonfiction, cultural history, and psychology–Courtney Hodell brings to the Foundation a wealth of experience to enhance both the program and the experience of our Award recipients.”
Chelsea Lindman has joined Sanford J. Greenburger Associates as a literary agent. She was previously director of foreign rights for The Nicholas Ellison Agency, a division of SJGA.
At Sourcebooks, Stephanie Bowen has been promoted to senior editor.
Karyn Marcus has left Simon & Schuster, where she was senior editor, to join the Office of Communications for the New York City School System as editorial manager. For now she may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simon & Schuster will sell and distribute Buddhist publisher Wisdom Publications as of January 1, 2014 throughout the world, except for the UK and Australia.
Rights People announced that they will be working with UK children’s publisher The Chicken House and representing translation rights in a selection of their top titles all over the world.