George Bick has joined Regan Arts as sales director. A number of years ago he was svp, sales at HarperCollins, ReganBooks, and William Morrow.
Juliana Horbachevsky has joined Abrams as publicist, primarily working on cookbooks and pop-culture titles. Previously she was a publicist at Gallery.
Stefanie Hoffman will join Little, Brown Children’s as marketing manager on November 3. She was most recently a marketing associate at Harper Children’s.
Knopf svp, director of international rights (groupwide) and senior editor Carol Brown Janeway was presented with the 2014 Ottaway Award for the Promotion of International Literature at the Words without Borders dinner on Tuesday. Presenting the work, ceo of Companhia das Letras Luiz Schwarcz said, “Carol is one of the greatest editors and translators to work in publishing. Through her hands, readers have had access to works of literature from many countries.”
Michelle Meyering will move up to executive director of PEN America in California on November 1. She is currently director of programs and events, and has worked for the organization since 2008. Meyering takes over from the departing Adam Somers, who has run the non-profit since 2004 “and is planning to be on hand to help Meyering begin her tenure,” the LAT notes.
Poet Galway Kinnell, 87, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, died at home on Tuesday from leukemia. As the NYT observes: “He succeeded well enough that all of the volumes of poems he published from 1960 to 2008 — evocations of urban streetscapes, pastoral odes, meditations on mortality and frank explorations of sex — are still in print.”