Editor and translator Elianna Kan has joined Regal Hoffmann & Associates as an affiliate agent, with a focus on representing Spanish-language titles.
William Morris Endeavor will represent Dutch publisher Lebowski‘s titles in crime/suspense, true crime, and grounded sci-fi, for publishing rights outside of Holland as well as film and TV.
Ellen Kokontis has been promoted to associate art director for Albert Whitman.
Richard Thaler, of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Science, for his work in behavioral economics. Thaler is the co-author of Nudge and the author of Misbehaving, among other works.
The shortlist for the UK’s Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction was announced, with the winner to be named November 16:
The Islamic Enlightenment, Christopher de Bellaigue (Liveright/The Bodley Head)
How to Survive A Plague, David France (Vintage/Picador)
Border, Kapka Kassabova (Graywolf/Granta Books)
An Odyssey, Daniel Mendelsohn (Doubleday/William Collins)
To Be A Machine, Mark O’Connell (Granta Books)
Belonging, Simon Schama (Ecco/The Bodley Head)