Houghton Mifflin Harcourt evp and chief content officer Mary Cullinane will leave the company in late July, following a reorganization of her responsibilities. The company said it will “reorganize its existing Product Planning, Development and Marketing function under into three separate but complementary functions focused on core curriculum, supplemental curriculum extensions, and marketing.” Cullinane joined HMH in 2012 as svp of global corporate social responsibility and was made chief content officer in 2013.
Megan Jayne Dobson joined Thomas Nelson imprint W Publishing as associate publisher.
Samuel M. Caggiula joined Casemate Group as US group publicity director. Most recently, he worked for digital publisher YourTango and consulted for Southard Communications.
Diversion Books will work with Jessica Craig at Craig Literary to represent their foreign rights worldwide.
Denis Johnson, 67, author of Jesus’ Son, Train Dreams, and many other works, has died. A two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, he won the 2007 National Book Award for Tree of Smoke. His new story collection The Largess of the Sea Maiden is scheduled for publication on February 6, 2018. Part of a two-book deal with Random House, he was supposed to be at work on a novel as well, about a deposed Middle Eastern dictator retelling his life’s story as he is being interrogated.