Simon & Schuster will publish Bob Dylan‘s THE LYRICS: Since 1962, on October 28. They call it “the first comprehensive, rigorously annotated, and definitive collection of Bob Dylan’s lyrics to be published” and say it is the product of a collaboration “over many years between Dylan and a team of editors led by Sir Christopher Ricks, Warren Professor of the Humanities and codirector of the Editorial Institute at Boston University.”
The full-color volume of 1,034 pages will be limited to a single printing of 3,000 copies, retailing for $200 each. Separately, Dylan will sell 50 boxed, numbered and signed editions — for $5,000 each — through www.dylansignedbook.com.
In personnel news, Faye Bi has joined the Simon & Schuster Children’s publicity department as publicist. She was formerly associate publicist at Little, Brown Children’s.
At Scholastic, Liza Baker has re-joined the company as vp, executive editorial director of Cartwheel and Orchard Books. She was most recently executive editorial director, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. In addition, Abigail Stahlman has been named graphic designer, Trade Marketing. She was previously freelancing for Scholastic.
At Atria, Yona Deshommes has been promoted to associate director of publicity, and Ariele Fredman has been promoted to publicity manager.
Emily Brock has been promoted to associate publicist/marketing coordinator at Dutton.
Winners were announced for the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature, including Evie Wyld from the UK, author of the PL Buzz Book All the Birds Singing. Winners get 5,000 euros each, but also, “their publishers are encouraged to apply for EU funding to have the books translated into other languages to reach new markets.”
The other “best new and emerging authors in Europe” named are: Ben Blushi (Albania), Milen Ruskov (Bulgaria), Jan Němec (Czech Republic), Makis Tsitas (Greece), Oddný Eir (Iceland), Janis Jonevs (Latvia), Armin Öhri (Liechtenstein), Pierre J. Mejlak (Malta), Ognjen Spahić (Montenegro), Marente de Moor (The Netherlands), Uglješa Šajtinac (Serbia), and Birgül Oğuz (Turkey).
In a related announcement, one of the 2013 EU literature prize winners — Katri Lipson‘s literary thriller THE ICE CREAM MAN– is being published now in English by Amazon Crossing. The line announced the book as part of “a commitment to bringing exceptional works of crime fiction from Finnish authors into English through 2015,” as Finland is featured as the Frankfurt Book Fair guest of honor this year.