Ann Rule, 84, author of more than 35 bestselling true crime books including The Stranger Beside Me and Small Sacrifices, died July 26 in Seattle from heart failure. Simon & Schuster president & ceo Carolyn Reidy said in a statement: “By deciding to focus her books on the victim, Ann Rule reinvented the true-crime genre, and earned the trust of millions of readers who wanted a new and empathetic perspective on the tragic stories at the heart of her works. She will be remembered not only for her many books, but also for her ongoing and tireless work on behalf of victims’ rights. We are proud to have been her publisher for many years, and we will miss her.”
At Princeton University Press, Ingrid Gnerlich has been promoted to publisher, sciences, Europe.
In the UK, Rosalind Porter has re-joined Granta as deputy editor, six years after being laid off from the magazine. Most recently she was editorial director of fiction at Oneworld.