Kim Van Der Zon joined the Barnes & Noble on April 5. She leads the global board practice at Egon Zehnder, a global board advisory, executive search and leadership consulting firm.
Hachette Audio has announced a number of new hires and promotions. Tina McIntyre has moved over as senior executive director of content development, reporting to Anthony Goff. Previously, she managed marketing, digital publishing, and strategic planning for Little, Brown Children’s. Megan Fitzpatrick has been promoted to senior director of marketing and publicity, working on both audio and content development initiatives. Melissa Powers has joined as associate project manager of audio and content development, reporting to McIntyre. Previously, she was community developer and script writer for Ubisoft Shanghai. Nita Basu joins in the new role of senior marketing and publicity coordinator, reporting to Fitzpatrick (she was publicity and marketing associate at Diversion Books). Mishell Velez has been promoted to audio coordinator, reporting to Goff.
Brent Taylor has been promoted to agent at TriadaUS.
The UK’s Folio Prize announced its 2017 shortlist, with the winner to be named May 24:
The Vanishing Man, by Laura Cumming (Scribner/Chatto & Windus)
The Return, by Hisham Matar (Random House/Viking)
This Census-Taker, by China Mieville (Del Rey/Picador)
The Sport of Kings, by CE Morgan (Picador/4th Estate)
The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson (Graywolf/Melville House)
Golden Hill, by Francis Spufford (Scribner/Faber & Faber)
Do Not Say We Have Nothing, by Madeleine Thien (Norton/Granta)
Burning Country, by Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami (Pluto Press)