Renee Zuckerbrot will join Lippincott Massie McQuilkin on April 25, after running her own agency for more than 10 years. She says in the announcement, “While I’ve enjoyed working on my own, it makes good business sense for me and my clients to be part of a larger team. LMQ has a stellar reputation for curating a terrific list of writers, and I couldn’t be more excited to join them.”
In the UK, Faber publisher for adult publishing Mitzi Angel has restructured the editorial department, eliminating Hannah Griffiths‘ position as publisher for fiction and paperbacks and Julian Loose‘s role of publisher for non-fiction and the arts. Editors will report directly to Angel going forward. “In light of this new arrangement, both Hannah Griffiths and Julian Loose have decided to leave the company,” Angel says. Griffiths has been at Faber since 2004; Loose has been with the company for over 25 years, and will work for Faber as an editorial consultant. Faber eliminated 8 jobs a year ago on declining sales.
Hachette Book Group’s week of promotions continues with Little, Brown Children’s. Deirdre Jones has been promoted to editor, while Jane Lee moves up to manager, digital marketing and social media. Svetlana Keselman has been promoted to subsidiary rights manager, and Marisa Finkelstein moves up to associate production editor.
Micah Kleit will join Rutgers University Press as director on May 1. He succeeds Marlie Wasserman, who is leaving the press after more than 20 years as director. Kleit was previously editor-in-chief at Temple University Press.
At Electric Literature, Halimah Marcus has been promoted to the newly created role of executive director.
Consortium will begin distributing The Critical Press, DoppelHouse Press, h.f.ullmann publishing, Lesser Gods, Mandel Vilar Press, and Vodka & Milk to the trade as of June 1.
Otessa Moshfegh has won the PEN/Hemingway Award for her debut novel Eileen (Penguin Press). She will receive the award at a ceremony in Boston on April 10.
Shortlists were announced for the UK’s two big children’s book awards, the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals.