At Random House Children’s, Diane Landolf has been promoted to senior editor, Random House for Young Readers & Golden Books.
Annie Berger has joined Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Fire as editor. Previously she was associate editor at Harper Children’s. In addition, Caitlin Lawler has joined as sales coordinator. Previously she was site content editor at Prime Publishing.
At Chronicle Books, Eliz Fink has been promoted to compliance manager, and Elke Olson moves up to senior project and business process manager.
Linda Kaplan will represent foreign rights for Portland, OR-based publisher Forest Avenue Press.
James Marcus has been promoted to editor at Harper’s magazine, succeeding Christopher Cox, who was fired from the magazine in February.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced multiple publishing partners in connection with the forthcoming movie version of J.K. Rowling‘s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” set for a November 18 release. Scholastic has children’s book tie-in rights to all of the new films, in all languages; but HarperCollins won global rights for adult tie-ins (including “interactive formats such as coloring books and postcard collections”), and Insight Editions continues with rights to “deluxe novelty and paper engineered books across a variety of formats.”
Target‘s Book Club Pick for April is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman.
The shortlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize was announced, with the winner to be named on May 12:
Claire-Louise Bennett, Pond (Riverhead/Fitzcarraldo Editions)
Tania James, The Tusk that Did the Damage (Knopf/Harvill Secker)
Frances Leviston, Disinformation (Picador UK)
Andrew McMillan, Physical, Jonathan Cape
Max Porter, Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Graywolf/Faber & Faber)
Sunjeev Sahota, The Year of the Runaways (Knopf/Picador UK)