Following the dissolution of Jeff Berg’s start-up agency Resolution, veteran agent Rich Green has joined the media rights department of ICM, based in Los Angeles. Green was at CAA for 9 years before joining Resolution, and worked at UTA prior to that. He has represented authors including Jonathan Franzen, Matthew Quick, Chuck Palahniuk, Neal Stephenson and Deborah Harkness in their film deals.
In other agency news, further to the NY Post report a week ago, private equity firm TPG is now said to be spending about $225 million to increase their share in CAA from 35 percent to a controlling 53 percent.
At Carina Press, Kerri Buckley has been promoted to senior editor.
Derek Krissoff has joined the University of West Virginia Press as director. Previously he was editor in chief, of the University of Nebraska Press.
Former B. Dalton Bookseller vp Kay Sexton, 91, died Friday at home, the Pioneer Press reports. The annual Minnesota Book Awards gala includes a Kay Sexton Award for outstanding contributions to the Minnesota literary community, started in 1988 in her honor. After retiring from Dalton, she helped to create the Minnesota Center for Book Arts and served on the board of Graywolf Press.Former owner of the Hungry Mind/Ruminator Books David Unowsky calls Sexton “the person who made B. Dalton the dominant bookseller in America for 15 years. They were the first to bring authors to the Twin Cities in the days when touring authors only went to the coasts and Chicago. She was the driving force behind that. Her office in West Bloomington was the place major people in the industry went to bow down.”
Founder of Canada’s Lone Pine Publishing Grant Hugh Kennedy died on October 14 at a hospital in British Columbia. He was 79. A memorial is planned for October 24.