Courtney Young will join Riverhead in December as executive editor. She has been senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and also worked previously at Penguin’s Portfolio, Current, and Sentinel imprints.
Jessica Wong will join Nelson Books as senior acquisitions editor on November 24, filling the role previously held by Joel Miller.
Lisa Kaufman will step down as marketing director and senior editor of Public Affairs after more than 17 years at the imprint. Her last day is November 28, and publisher Clive Priddle said in the announcement “we are profoundly grateful, and we are fortunate that Lisa will continue to work with some of her authors, so that we’ll have the benefit of her wisdom and good counsel into the future.” Kaufman may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jennifer Maloney has been appointed the Wall Street Journal’s new books reporter for Arena, their national arts section, replacing Alexandra Alter, who departed for the NYT earlier in the summer. Maloney previously covered cultural institutions for the paper.
The Anthony Awards were presented at Bouchercon in Long Beach, CA. Among the winners:
Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Kreuger (Novel)
Yesterday’s Echo, by Matt Coyle (First novel)
As She Left It, by Catriona McPherson (Paperback original novel)
The Testing, Joelle Charbonneau (children’s/YA)
The Quarto Group will consolidate distribution of both their US and UK imprints in Australia and New Zealand under Allen & Unwin as of March 1 2015.