Eimear McBride won the Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel A GIRL IS A HALF-FORMED THING, published by Galley Beggar Press in the UK and by Coffee House Press in the US in September. Prize chair Helen Fraser called the novel “an amazing and ambitious first novel that impressed the judges with its inventiveness and energy. This is an extraordinary new voice – this novel will move and astonish the reader.”
Carl Bromley will join The New Press as editorial director. Previously he was editorial director at Nation Books. In addition, Marc Favreau has been promoted to executive editor.
At Ten Speed Press, Julie Bennett has been promoted to vp, editorial director; Jenny Wapner moves up to executive editor; and Kelly Snowden has been named editor, moving over from the marketing and publicity department.
Stephanie Knapp has joined Seal Press as editor. Previously she was an associate editor at Crown.
Sergei Tsimberov has joined Ayesha Pande Literary as an associate agent, specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. He was previously with Anderson Literary Management.
The German Book Trade’s Peace Prize will be given to technologist and author Jaron Lanier, to be presented October 12 in Frankfurt.
Bookmasters will distribute English-language titles by illustrated publisher h.f.ullmann as of July 1, 2014.
Mary Anne Thompson Associates has been appointed US scout for the Dogan Egmont Group in Turkey (including Dogan Kitap, DEX, NOVUS, and CEO+) for the adult and children’s markets.