At Random House, Michelle Jasmine has been promoted to assistant director of publicity, while Allyson Lord moves up to associate publicist.
Tanusri Prasanna has joined Foundry Literary + Media, moving from Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency, building her list in children’s books and selectively representing adult literary fiction and narrative non-fiction.
Former Clarkson Potter executive editor Rica Allannic will join the David Black Agency in September as a literary agent. She will focus on cooking, narrative nonfiction, popular culture, history, memoir, and “helping authors from diverse backgrounds tell stories that are important to them.”
Joe Hagan’s biography STICKY FINGERS: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine, will be published October 24 by Knopf. As noted when the book was acquired in 2014, Wenner was interviewed by Hagan and provided access to his archives, though it is not officially an “authorized” biography. Interviews with numerous stars and pop icons are said to “depict the extremes Wenner has been willing to visit in pursuit of success (and pleasure), and help to explain how Rolling Stone became a locus of power and influence and headline-making news.”
Ruth Franklin‘s Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life, won the Biographers International Organization’s Plutarch Award, for best biography.
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Awards were presented over the weekend. Winners included Charlie Jane Anders’ All the Birds in the Sky (best novel) and David D. Levine’s Arabella of Mars (YA science fiction and fantasy).
Anne R. Dick, former wife of Philip K. Dick and author of The Search for Philip K. Dick, died on April 28 at 90. She was the inspiration for much of Dick’s work.