Ruchir Pandya has joined HarperCollins as senior pricing analyst, reporting to Frank Albanese. Previously he was a revenue management analyst at JetBlue.
At HarperOne, Claudia Boutote has been promoted to svp, publisher of the Elixir imprint, while Laina Adler moves up to vp, associate publisher. Both will report to Mark Tauber; creative director Adrian Morgan will now report to Terri Leonard, and senior publicity directors Melinda Mullin and Suzanne Wickham will now report to Adler.
Colleen Lindsay is leaving Berkley/NAL, where she was associate director of marketing, social media and reader experience, on May 8. She may be reached at email@example.com.
There will be a memorial service for the late Dan Odegard on May 14 at 3 PM in Minneapolis.
The French editor who first published in translation Alexander Solzhenitsyn and an early publisher of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Claude Durand, 76, has died. Durand ran Fayard until retiring from the company in 2009. He was the author of multiple books as well, including The Night Zoo, which won the Prix Medicis in 1979. CEO of Hachette Livre Arnaud Nourry commented: “A peerless discovered of talent, an indefatigable defender of authors, but also a man of legendary flair, Claude Durand will remain as one of the great figures of the French publishing of the past 40 years.”
Three time winner of the Caldecott Medal (and six-time medalist) Marcia Brown, 96, died at home in late April. “One of the country’s most lauded picture-book artists, Ms. Brown illustrated dozens of titles. For some, she also wrote the text; for many others, she retold well-loved folk and fairy tales, sometimes translating them from the original French.
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel has won the Arthur C. Clarke Award.
Alice Notley won the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement.