Briefs

At Macmillan Children's Ebony Lane has been promoted to senior rights manager, rights and permissions.​ Catherine Kramer has been promoted to subsidiary rights associate.

Finalists were announced for the PEN Center USA Awards, in 8 categories, with the winners to be named in September. (The original version of this was a bit mangled and has been corrected/updated.)

It's been a big month for cover reveals, which have included:

Turtles All the Way Down, by John Green
The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham
You Can't Spell America Without Me, by Alec Baldwin and Kurt Andersen
The TB12 Method, by Tom Brady

And Ruth Franklin profiles Clare Messud in this weekend's NYT Magazine.