At Kensington, Adam Zacharius has been promoted to general manager and will now have operations, social media and digital sales, and sub-rights reporting to him. Alexandra Nicolajsen moves up to director of social media and digital sales, and Vida Engstrand is now director of communications.
Elizabeth Peskin has joined Random House Children’s as production supervisor. Previously she was a production associate at Abrams.
Erin Kottke is leaving Graywolf, where she spent the past ten years, most recently as marketing and publicity director, to join the University of Minnesota as assistant director of PR in the academic health center. Kottke’s last day at Graywolf is October 16.
There will be a memorial gathering to commemorate the life and legacy of late Oxford University Press president Edward W. Barry, on Thursday, November 5, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the offices of OUP in New York.
Viking UK, US, and Penguin Random House Canada will publish John Le Carre‘s memoir The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life in September 2016. The book, whose audiobook Le Carre will narrate, will describe “the men and women who inspired some of his best-known novels and will explore the events which shaped his literary engagement with the last half-century.” The announcement arrives closely timed to the October 19 UK publication date of Adam Sisman’s biography of Le Carre (which will be published in the US on November 3.)
Stephen King‘s crime trilogy, which began with MR. MERCEDES and continued with FINDERS KEEPERS, will conclude on June 7, 2016 with END OF WATCH.
Walker Books will distribute Lerner Publishing’s trade imprints in Australia and New Zealand, effective January 1, 2016.