People, Etc.

Kathy Schneider has joined the Jane Rotrosen Agency as agent after more than 25 years in publishing, most recently as svp and associate publisher at Harper Collins.

Dorothy Vincent has joined Trident Media Group as director of foreign rights. Previously, she was director of foreign rights for Janklow & Nesbit, where she worked for 22 years.

Mary Keeley has departed Books & Such Literary Management, where she was an agent since 2010. She plans to pursue opportunities outside of the publishing industry.

Laura Antonacci joins Chronicle Children's as marketing director. Previously, she was the senior marketing manager for Random House.

Author/artist of over 40 books for children Geoffrey Hayes, 69, died unexpectedly on June 2." His favorite project, an original graphic fairytale in full color, was to be published by Fantagraphics. (One of my sons was fond of his Otto & Uncle Tooth adventures.)

Inaugural Orange prize winner for A Spell of Winter, Helen Dunmore, 64, died of cancer on June 6. She was the author of 12 novels, three books of short stories, many books for young adults and children and 11 collections of poetry. Her final book, Birdcage Walk, was published earlier this year.

Novelist and academic Neil Gordon, 58, died last month of multiple myeloma, Best known for The Company You Keep, Gordon was also the founding literary editor of Boston Review and had been dean of both Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York and the American University of Paris.

Awards
Celebrating their 50th year, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards were presented to:
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life, written and illustrated by Ashley Bryan
The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas
Vincent and Theo, by Deborah Heiligman

Hub City Press in Spartanburg, SC has announced a new book prize, the C. Michael Curtis Short Story Book Prize. Funded by an anonymous South Carolina donor and named for the fiction editor at the Atlantic, it includes an award of $10,000 and book publication. 

Noted
An Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum opened in Springfield, MA last weekend. The major of Theodore Geisel's hometown tells the AP the museum is expected to draw about 100,000 visitors a year -- or more starting next year, when the city is scheduled to open a $1 billion casino.