NYT book critic Jennifer Senior “has decided to leave” her position in December, moving to a long-form journalism role at the paper. Pamela Paul and Radhika Jones write in their announcement: “Hired as a critic of nonfiction books, Jennifer proved an omnivore across genres, bringing attention to new voices in fiction and covering subjects ranging from the art of dying to the life of truckers to the obsessions of Richard Nixon.” She will “continue to contribute reviews to the Book Review, as she has for many years.” The paper “will now begin our search for a new nonfiction critic.”
President Bill Clinton will present the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community to Scholastic chairman, president, and ceo Dick Robinson at the National Book Awards ceremony on November 15.
The Bloomsbury China line that is launching in February 2018, run of London, as announced in August, will be run by the company’s executive director Richard Charkin. They will publish books about China, for Chinese readers.
Sarah Younger has been promoted to senior agent at Nancy Yost Literary Agency.
Deanne Katz been promoted to associate editor, food and lifestyle, for Chronicle Books.
Courtney Paganelli has joined Random House Children’s as assistant managing editor. She previously worked for Pearson.
At Workman Publishing, Christi (Sheehan) Hagemann has joined as publicist. She was previously with DK. Neil Hiremath has joined as manager of digital operations. Most recently, he was an operations, finance, and sales consultant for publishing and media startups.
Booker candidate Exit West by Mohsin Hamid is the new Sarah Jessica Parker pick for the ALA’s Book Club Central, her second selection for the program.
Lightning Source is adding Spain to its Global Connect print-on-demand and distribution network, pairing with PodiPrint — which will also ship Spanish-language books to other countries. Ingram now has arrangements with facilities in India, Italy, Russia, Germany, Poland, China and South Korea.