Hut Landon is retiring as executive director of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association at the end of the year after more than 15 years in the role. In a note to NCIBA members Landon said his decision was “fueled by nothing more than a desire to have a bit more time to enjoy life outside of work.” NCIBA has formed a search committee to find a new executive director and hopes to have someone in place before the end of October.
Reynold Levy has joined the National Book Foundation‘s board of directors. Levy has written four books, including They Told Me Not to Take that Job: Tumult, Betrayal, Heroics, and the Transformation of Lincoln Center, published earlier this year by Public Affairs. NBF chairman David Steinberger says in the announcement: “Having someone with Reynold Levy’s experience and expertise in nonprofit management on the Foundation’s Board of Directors will strengthen the Foundation immeasurably. By helping us reach out to new constituencies he will have enormous impact on our work.”
Greg Lee has joined Hummingbird Digital Media, a subsidiary of American West Books, as vendor and client support manager. He was formerly the director of west coast operations for Imago.
Becca Dunn has joined Little, Brown Children’s as assistant designer. She was most recently a design assistant at Random House Children’s Books.
Tony Awards were given to Fun Home for Best Musical and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time for Best Play.
Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life by Hermione Lee won the Biographers International Organization’s Plutarch Award for best biography.