Allison Adler has joined Andrews McMeel as editor. Previously she had been an editor at Henry Holt, and has been working as a freelance editor.
Mike Levine has left Northwestern University Press, where he was an acquisitions editor since 2007, to work as an independent provider of editorial services.
At House of Anansi Press in Canada, Douglas Richmond joins the company as editor, focusing on acquiring for Spiderline (crime/mystery/thriller imprint) and Ambrosia (their new lifestyle imprint). He was associate editor at Harper Canada, where he was Associate Editor. Cindy Ma has been promoted to senior publicist, as Lindsay Holung joins the company as publicist (she was at CTV’s Corner Gas and at Pod4 Films).
Harper’s Broadside Books will publish Libertarian Presidential candidate and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson‘s COMMON SENSE FOR THE COMMON GOOD: Libertarianism as the End of Two-Party Tyranny as an ebook on September 27. (An expanded hardcover edition will follow in Spring 2017.)
The Center for Fiction announced the nominees for their annual First Novel Prize, to be presented on December 6:
The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, by Kia Corthron (Seven Stories Press)
The Girls, by Emma Cline (Random House)
Here Comes the Sun, by Nicole Dennis-Benn (Liveright)
Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi (Knopf)
How I Became a North Korean, by Krys Lee (Viking)
We Love You, Charlie Freeman, by Kaitlyn Greenidge (Algonquin)
What Belongs to You, by Garth Greenwell (FSG)
Stanford Libraries’ biennial Saroyan Prizes for Writing were given to Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson for fiction, and Belief Is Its Own Kind of Truth, Maybe by Lori Jakiela for nonfiction.