David Larabell has joined CAA as an agent in the books department, where he will help identify publishing opportunities for the agency’s non-author clients. Larabell, who will be based in CAA’s New York office, was previously an agent at the David Black Agency.
Rachel Wasdyke has been promoted to senior publicity manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s.
Jeff Deutsch will take over as director of the University of Chicago’s Seminary Co-op Bookstore in Chicago on July 1. With 53,000 members, it calls itself “a beloved Chicago cultural institution.” Deutsch has been director of stores for the Stanford Bookstore Group since 2012, prior to which he led the Cal Student Store at the University of California, Berkeley.
Historian Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy won the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize for The Men Who Lost America.