Megan Schumann will join the Crown Publishing Group on March 28 as senior publicist/marketer for Convergent Books, Crown Business, and Crown Forum. Previously she was a publicist at Dey Street Books & William Morrow.
At Chronicle Books, Kayla Ferriera has been promoted to designer.
The Whiting Awards were announced in a ceremony Wednesday evening, including Mitchell Jackson, Alice Sola Kim, and Catherine Lacey (fiction); Brian Blanchfield and J.D. Daniels (nonfiction); LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Layli Long Soldier, Safiya Sinclair, and Ocean Vuong (poetry); and Madeleine George (drama). Each of the winners receives $50,000.
Catherine Kapphahn won the Center for Fiction’s Christopher Doheny Award for her manuscript Stories You Never Told Me, a blend of memoir and fiction about “a daughter who gives a voice to her mother’s unspoken history, and in the process, heals them both.”