Byrd Leavell has moved to UTA. Waxman Leavell Literary Agency will revert to its original name, Waxman Literary Agency.
Azia Cheng has been promoted to ceo of Penguin Random House North Asia, reporting to Markus Dohle, effective immediately. She has been sales director there since 2008 and succeeds Helen Duan, who departed last month.
The Frankfurt Book Fair announced their 16 fellows for this year. New Directions editor Tynan Kogane is the first Fred Kobrak Frankfurt Fellow, a new award that will fund one participant a year for the next ten years.
Canada’s big Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction announced their nominations.
Also, candidates were named for the inaugural Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice.