Andrea Barzvi recently left ICM Partners after 13 years to start her own agency, Empire literary, where she will continue to represent commercial non-fiction as well as women’s fiction.
At Sourcebooks, Nicole Villeneuve has been promoted to assistant publicity manager.
Poet Billy Collins, 72, has sold his papers to the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin,
The finalists have been named for the Costa Short Story Award.
In bookstore news, Main Street Books in St. Charles, MO — which was set to close on January 31 as the owners retire — is negotiating with a potential buyer. (A separate IndieGoGo campaign to save the store was unsuccessful, and has ended.)