Margaux Weisman has joined Vintage/Anchor as editor. Previously she was an associate editor at William Morrow.
At Sourcebooks, Tiana Marzette has been promoted to inside sales representative.
Brad Sharp has been promoted to director of manufacturing at Bookmasters.
Jennifer Schaper has joined Duke University Press as sales manager. Previously she was senior manager for international rights at Perseus Books Group.
When Douglas Brinkley‘s book THE UNRAVELED TALES OF BOB DYLAN was first announced in 2012 it was one of two books signed for Johnny Depp’s “imprint” at HarperCollins Infinitum Nihil — expected for publication in 2015. Brinkley is finally working on the project, with the “full cooperation of Dylan’s company,” and says, “I’d like to get it up in the next couple of years, maybe ’18 or ’19.” Brinkley will discuss the project at the Rancho Mirage Writers Festival in January 2018.
Australian author Mem Fox gives a full and detailed account of her recent interrogation at Los Angeles Airport to the New Yorker. She relates, in part: “I was close to collapse. He told me that I was travelling on a visa illegally, which I knew not to be correct, but I was not about to argue . . . I said, ‘It’s probably going to be my last trip to the United States anyway.’
“At this, he reared up and said, ‘Did you say that before to anyone?’ I was determined to maintain my dignity. I told him that perhaps I was too old to work and travel so intensively, and perhaps younger people could give speeches. And he said, aggressively, ‘Well, maybe you haven’t been teaching them well enough!’ ”
“Later, in her journal, Fox would write, ‘In the still sane recesses of my mind I felt myself blind with rage that a young man could speak so arrogantly and impolitely to an old woman. I felt myself spinning. My brain was closing. I held on tightly to my Australian resilience in what seemed to me had become a police-state, in which I was undergoing unfair and unfounded interrogation.’
The immigration officer finally softened after confirming via research that Fox’s book Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes was given to Prince George by the Australian government as a gift. Despite Fox’s account, a spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection at LAX Jaime Ruiz told the New Yorker: “That is not how we treat passengers. We treat passengers with respect and professionalism. We have zero tolerance for passengers being treated unprofessionally.”