By a narrow margin of 69 votes, consultant and president of non-profit Information New Wave Loida Garcia-Febo was elected president-elect of the American Library Association. She will serve as president-elect for one year before taking over as president at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.
Emma Berry has been promoted to editor at Crown.
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has been meeting with prospective literary agents, the Hollywood Reporter notes, "to discuss a book that is envisioned as a reflection on how her personal and professional lives collided during the campaign." Clinton is said to have blessed the project.
The New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has acquired the archives of the late James Baldwin, paid for with donations from the Ford Foundation, the Knight Foundation, New York Life and three individual donors. But there are restrictions on the material: "Baldwin's correspondence with four of his closest intimates is under 20-year seal, part of a set of restrictions that suggest that his famously protective estate is not quite ready for the world to see the private Baldwin in full." While most of the material is available now to scholars, there is also "a seven-year waiting period on any public display of all but a handful of items."
Marleen Seegers at 2 Seas Literary Agency will serve as literary scout for film and TV adaptations for Atlas Entertainment's new division A Likely Story.
Novelist Samuel Park, 41, has died of stomach cancer. He is the author of This Burns My Heart and the forthcoming The Caregiver.