At Paper Lantern Lit, Tara Sonin has been promoted to marketing associate.
Liz Button has joined the ABA‘s content team as a writer/researcher for Bookselling This Week, and Naya Moss is a new hire on the booksellers’ association’s technology team, providing general technological assistance to ABA staff.
Author or co-author of 21 books and well-known Jesus scholar Marcus Borg, 72, died on Wednesday. Harper One publisher Mark Tauber said in a statement, “His life and his work have been a challenge, a comfort and an inspiration to literally millions of readers and students over the years. Marcus was unafraid to follow the scholarly evidence where it led him while both communicating complexity fluently and remaining a man of faith.”
Harper UK employees will complete their move into the new News Corp. office building in London Bridge next week. The Bookseller provides a glimpse of the new premises (complete with a Harper-only bookshop in the News Corp. canteen).
Jhumpa Lahiri won the big ($50,000) DSC award for South Asian fiction for The Lowland.
Mobile cooking app Kitchen Stories has raised a $1.8 million seed funding round that includes investment from Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments (which is an investor in Food52 as well).