At St. Martin’s Press, Laura Clark has been promoted to associate publisher, nonfiction, reporting to Jennifer Enderlin. “What impresses me most about Laura is her passion, her can-do attitude, her breadth of knowledge in so many varied areas of non-fiction,” Enderlin said in the announcement. “She is the natural choice for this position, as we gear up for some of the most important non-fiction this house has ever published.
At BookPage, Cat Acree has been promoted to deputy editor.
Bookseller metadata has long indicated that Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes‘ forthcoming book on Hillary Clinton was headed for publication at the beginning of May. Crown has now formally announced the book will be titled SHATTERED: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, with publication moved up April 18. The book “draws on high levels of access to Clinton’s friends, foes, staff, and factions on both sides of the aisle as well as the authors’ deep knowledge of Clinton from their previous book, HRC,” which Crown published in 2014.
PEN America announced the finalists for its literary awards Wednesday morning, including the Jean Stein Book Award, which gives $75,000 for “a book of extraordinary originality and lasting influence judged by an anonymous panel without submissions.” The finalists for that award include Colson Whitehead’s National Book Award-winning novel The Underground Railroad; Dark Money by Jane Mayer; Hisham Matar’s The Return; Olio by Tyehimba Jess; and Teju Cole’s essay collection Known and Strange Things, which is also a finalist in the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Cole is the first writer in PEN America’s 54-year history to be a finalist in two categories.
The winners in most categories will be announced on February 22 with the exception of the winners of the PEN/Nabokov, Jean Stein, Art of the Essay, and Debut Fiction prizes, to be announced at an awards ceremony on March 27.