At Trident Media Group, Tara Carberry has been promoted to associate agent, continuing to work with Kimberly Whalen and Erica Spellman Silverman.
Dawn Ryan has been promoted to managing editor for Knopf Children’s.
KF Literary Scouting is now scouting children’s, young adult, and new adult titles on behalf of Bayard in France and Harper Germany, both in the areas of (while continuing to scout for separate adult publishers in both territories).
The Frankfurt Book Fair announced the 16 Fellows for this year, including Sarah Bowlin at Holt and Anna Kelly at Fourth Estate, along with such editors as Liciane Correa, Aurelia Goyens, Diana Hernandez Aldana, Bernhard Mohr, and Jennifer Boomkamp.
Trafalgar Square Press is distributing titles by BackPage Press, Graffeg Limited, and Bonnier UK’s Blink Publishing in the US and Canada as of July 1. They will take on North American print distribution for Bonnier Publishing Fiction (which includes Hot Key Books, Zaffre, Piccadilly Press, and Twenty7), and British Library Publishing on January 1, 2016.
The Booker International Prize — created in 2005 and awarded every two years in recognition of an author’s body of work — is joining with the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and changing its focus. Like other awards, the prize — still called the Booker International — will be awarded annually, for a single work, to an author published in translation in the UK. IFF “eminence grise” Boyd Tonkin will chair the new combined prize.
The WSJ will join the Guardian in running the first chapter of Go Set a Watchman this Friday.
For the record, Netflix told Variety that Series of Unfortunate Events “teaser” video was unofficial and not authorized: “This was not released from Netflix and not anything official.” But it has drawn almost 2 million views and counting at YouTube, which bodes well for the real adaptation.