Jana Branson has joined Clarkson Potter this week as associate director of publicity. Previously she was director of communications at Sequential Brands Group (formerly Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia), and replaces Anna Mintz, who is leaving Clarkson Potter to move back home to Atlanta and make a lifestyle change. In addition, Erica Gelbard has been promoted to executive publicist.
Park Literary & Media is now representing foreign and audio rights for Sasquatch Books.
Sharon Olds has been named the recipient of the Academy of American Poets’ $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award, deemed “an American master and a national treasure”.