Kelly O’Connor has been promoted to associate editor at Voyager.
Lauren Grand Lubell has joined Chronicle Books as junior industrial designer. In addition, Marie Oishi has been promoted to managing editor, art, while Elizabeth Smith has been promoted to assistant managing editor, children’s.
Bloomsbury’s Public Library Online has hired the former managing director and development manager of the Dutch national digital library Diederik van Leeuwen and Mark Knijnenburg to “drive sales and business development of the platform in the UK and Europe.”
Ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Frank Witzel has won the 2015 German Book Prize for novel The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969 (Matthes & Seitz Berlin).
And FBF itself is pairing with the International Information Content Industry Association to launch an international prize in 2016 for illustrators, including a top award of 10,000 euros. More details about the Global Illustration Award will announced soon.
The Target Book Club pick for October is THE MAGICIAN’S LIE by Greer Macallister.
The shortlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Nonfiction was announced:
Jonathan Bate, Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life
Robert Macfarlane, Landmarks
Laurence Scott, The Four-Dimensional Human
Steve Silberman, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently
Emma Sky, The Unravelling: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq
Samanth Subramanian, This Divided Island