The “driving force” behind Scotland’s Freight Books, co-founder and director Adrian Searle, has left the company. He said: “Following differences over strategic direction, and after six years as publisher at Freight Books, and eight years as a director of Freight Design, with much regret I have decided to leave the business I own jointly and resign as a company director to pursue other interests.”
Lena Khidritskaya Little has joined Little, Brown as assistant director of publicity; previously, she was with NatGeo Books.
John Glynn has joined Hanover Square Press as editor. Previously, he was associate editor at Scribner.
Author of bestseller Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig, 88, died Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine. Also the author of the novel Lila, he was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1974, and an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1979.
Mend the Living by Maylis de Kerangal and translated by Jessica Moore won the Wellcome Book Prize, the first novel in translation to win the award.
Atlantic Monthly Press will publish Mark Bowden‘s Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam, on June 6. The story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point of the war, publisher Morgan Entrekin calls it “one of the greatest narrative nonfiction accounts of combat in the Vietnam War.” Film and television rights have been acquired by Michael Mann (The Insider, Ali, Heat, Collateral) and Michael De Luca, for development as an 8 to 10 part miniseries.