Abrams announced a number of recent promotions as well as a new hire. At Abrams Children’s and Amulet, Traci Todd joined recently as executive editor (she was senior editor, children’s publishing at VIZ Media). Jennifer Graham has been promoted to senior managing editor, while Erica Finkel moves up to associate editor.
On the adult trade side, Eric Klopfer has been promoted to senior editor; Erin Hotchkiss has been promoted to marketing director; Paul Colarusso moves up to senior marketing manager; and Jordan Sapiro has been promoted to associate publicist. Finally, Matthew Dinda has been promoted to trade sales representative, while Erica LaSala moves up to senior manager, foreign & subsidiary rights.
Kathryn Stuart is joining Writers House as subsidiary rights associate for adult books. She has been at Crown’s sub rights department.
In the UK, Brie Burkeman is closing the Burkeman & Clarke agency at the end of March “for family reasons.” The agency’s clients and assets are being taken over by Meg Davis at Ki Agency.
The late Joan Rivers won the Grammy Award Sunday night for best spoken word album for her reading of her book Diary of A Mad Diva. The audio adaptation of the young reader’s version of Malala Yousafzai‘s I Am Malala, read by Neela Vaswani, won the award for best children’s album.
The UK’s Folio Prize announced their eight-title shortlist:
10:04 by Ben Lerner
All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill
Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
Family Life by Akhil Sharma
How to Be Both by Ali Smith
Nora Webster by Colm Tóibín
Outline by Rachel Cusk