Robin Straus and Andrew Nurnberg have jointly acquired the Wallace Literary Agency, four months after the death of Lois Wallace, who founded the agency in 1988. Jeff Hoffman, who worked for the agency for the past 18 years, will stay on staff. Nurnberg handled foreign rights for her clients for over thirty years, while Straus was a vice-president of an earlier incarnation of Wallace’s agency in the 1980s. The two agents said in an announcement: “We were great admirers of Lois’s literary taste and business acumen and we are committed to representing the distinguished list of the Wallace Literary Agency clients with active, ongoing energy and the global reach that is so important these days.” Straus and Nurnberg added they will “look for opportunities for backlist titles and placing new works.”
At Viking/Penguin, Lindsay Prevette has been promoted to associate director of publicity. In addition, Shannon Twomey has been promoted to assistant director of publicity, and Kristin Matzen moves up to senior publicist.
At Gotham/Avery, Lindsay Gordon has been promoted to director of publicity. She succeeds Lisa Johnson, who has left the company and may be reached at Johnsonlisa093@gmail.com.
Stephanie Hargadon has joined Putnam as publicity manager. She was previously senior publicist at St. Martin’s Press.
At Abrams, Miriam Tribble has been named editor, Calendars, Licensing and Custom Publishing. Previously she developed books, calendars, and stationery products for The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition, Sally Knapp has been promoted to assistant managing editor.