People: Aragi Honored, and More

The Center for Fiction will present their 2014 Maxwell E. Perkins Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Fiction to literary agent Nicole Aragi at their December 9 benefit and awards dinner.

Elizabeth Scarboro's My Foreign Cities has won the third annual Chautauqua Prize.

Liesa Abrams has been promoted to associate editorial director, Aladdin and Simon Pulse.

At Putnam, Liz Stein has been promoted to associate editor.

Jayme Boucher has been promoted to agent director at the Penguin Speakers Bureau, reporting to Tiffany Tomlin. Both managers Elaine Trevorrow and Erin Simpson will report to Boucher.

The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of writer Ian McEwan, "one of the most distinguished novelists of his generation." They are paying $2 million, which apparently required approval from the university's board of regents.

As noted before Jennifer Bastien is joining DK Publishing; her position is associate publicist.

David Maybury will join Scholastic UK as commissioning editor June 16 (he's currently an editor at Puffin UK and developer at Brown Bag Films), and Peter Matthews joins the company May 19 as desk editor, fiction (he was an assistant editor at Penguin Random House UK).