At Amazon Publishing, Katie Finch has been named director of strategic programs.
Tilo Eckardt will return to Random House Germany to take charge of Heyne’s hardcover and paperback fiction list, reporting to Ulrich Genzler. He has spent the last four year as an agent with Mohrbooks, and was previously editor-in-chief of Heyne’s hardcover imprints.
At Harper Collins, Jennifer Murphy has been promoted to marketing coordinator.
Sky Pony Press has promoted Alison Weiss to editor-in-chief.
At Chronicle, Jaime Wong has been promoted to marketing manager, children’s.
Author of Falling Angel William Hjortsberg, 76, died on April 22. He was the author of eight novels and a number of screenplays, including Ridley Scott’s Legend.
The May Pennie’s Pick at Costco is Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly.
The Edgar Awards were presented across multiple categories Thursday night, including: Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley (Novel); Under the Harrow by Flynn Berry (First Novel); Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin (Critical/Biographical); and The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer by Kate Summerscale (Fact Crime).
David Levithan is the recipient of the Chicago Tribune’s 2017 Young Adult Literary Prize. He’ll be honored at the 2017 Printers Row Lit Fest on June 10 in downtown Chicago.
In the UK, Bret Anthony Johnston won the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award for his story Half of What Atlee Rouse Knows About Horses.
Penguin Random House‘s #ProjectReadathon Million Minutes campaign surpassed its goal and the publisher will donate 300,000 books to Save the Children.