Madeleine Thien won the Giller Prize for her novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing (Norton/Knopf Canada), which was shortlisted for the Booker and also won the Governor General’s Prize for Fiction. Thien will receive $100,000 (CA) along with the prize.
Christine McNamara has been appointed to the new position of vp, marketing strategy at the Penguin Publishing Group. Previously she was vp, partnerships & content marketing at Penguin Random House’s consumer marketing development group, which announced its own round of promotions: Katherine McCahill moves up to vp, director, partnerships, consumer events, and apps; Lilly Kim is promoted to director, partnerships; and Kristen Fritz moves up to vp, content marketing.
At Harper Christian, Amanda Bostic has been promoted to associate publisher, fiction.
At Sourcebooks, Anna Michels has been promoted to senior editor.
Shawn Donley has been hired for a newly-created Hachette Book Group sales rep position based in Portland and covering Washington State and Oregon. Most recently he has been purchasing director at Powell’s Books, and Donley is the most recent president of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.