Liz Esman has joined Crown as senior publicist, Crown, Hogarth, Broadway Books and Tim Duggan Books. Previously she was a publicist at HarperCollins. In addition, Morgan Carattini has been promoted to publishing manager for Crown, Archetype, Hogarth, Broadway Books, Tim Duggan Books, and Three Rivers Press.
The Ransom Center at the University of Texas-Austin has acquired Kazuo Ishiguro‘s archive for a reported $1.1 million. Among the unpublished works included in the archive are an early pulp western, as well as a short novel called To Remember a Summer By.
The Hugo Award winners were announced Saturday night in Spokane, Washington. While Best Novel was awarded to The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu (Tor, translated by Ken Liu) marking it as the first novel in translation to win the Hugo, the most important designation was “No Award” in five categories, a protest against the ongoing “Sad/Rabid Puppies” campaign that presented a slate of nominees purporting to uphold certain traditional values (but were anything of the sort.)
The Salomonsson Agency announced that they are representing Swedish author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, creator of the self-published bestseller The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, which we covered last week.
The NYTBR added an editor’s note to its review of Mario Vargas Llosa‘s NOTES ON THE DEATH OF CULTURE after the author wrote in to characterize the piece as “slanderous and perfidious” for including untrue information about a Twitter account and selling information about a personal relationship to Hola!. In reviewing Vargas Llosa’s complaint, the Book Review editors “determined that the reviewer had based his account of these matters mostly on information from an article about Vargas Llosa in The Daily Mail, but neither the reviewer nor editors independently verified those statements. Using such information is at odds with The Times’s journalistic standards, and it should not have been included in the review.”