Whitney Frick will join Flatiron Books as senior editor on October 21. Previously she was an editor at Scribner.
Also at Macmillan, Anne Marie Tallberg has been promoted to vp, associate publisher of St. Martin’s Paperbacks and Griffin, as well as publishing director of eBook Originals.
In the UK, Jo Unwin is leaving her position as deputy publishing director at Doubleday UK after a brief stretch to return to agenting. Her new Jo Unwin Literary Agency will work in association with Rogers, Coleridge and White, and she will be based in their offices.
Bloomsbury Spark, the company’s digital YA and new adult imprint, will start publishing with seven titles in December.
Oddly enough, Penguin UK really is publishing Morrissey’s Autobiography — in two weeks, on October 17, as an £8.99 Penguin Classics trade paperback (though it still is not listed by any UK booksellers).
Canada has a new annual writing prize: The Harper Collins Canada/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction. The Cooke Agency and the University of British Columbia are partners in the prize, which is open to current and previous students of the UBC Creative Writing Program. The winner will be offered literary representation by The Cooke Agency, and an advance and publishing contract with Harper Canada.