The National Book Award will present their medal for distinguished contribution to American letters to Don DeLillo at the annual awards ceremony on November 18. NBF executive director Harold Augenbraum says, “Don DeLillo is unquestionably one of the greatest novelists of his generation. He has had an enormous influence on the two generations of writers that followed, and his work will continue to resonate for generations to come.”
Executive producer of WNYC’s Radiolab Ellen Horne will move to Audible as an executive producer this fall, along with executive producer of NPR’s Ask Me Another Jesse Baker, who will be senior director, and former executive producer for America Abroad Media Martha Little, who will be senior producer. They will work under Audible’s svp of original content Eric Nuzum, who tells Current, “We hope to announce many more similar hires in the coming weeks and months.”
In the UK, Bonnier Publishing will bring its Templar Publishing, Weldon Owen, Studio Press and Blink Publishing imprint together in a new Kings Road Publishing division. Blink managing director Perminder Mann will be managing director of the new group, and the imprints will relocate to Chelsea offices. Bonnier tells the Bookseller that fewer than five jobs were eliminated as a result of the consolidation, “mostly in administrative areas.”
Andrew Sauerwine has been hired as UK sales and marketing director for Kings Road (he was at PRH UK) and Kari Tavendale has been hired as brand, licensing and digital director (coming over from Egmont).