John Donatich has been named to a fourth term as director Yale University Press, where he has served for 15 years. Julia Reidhead, president of W. W. Norton and chair of the board of governors of Yale University Press, says, “John Donatich’s reappointment is welcome news. His deep publishing wisdom, discerning editorial taste, and energetic leadership are at the heart of Yale University Press’s reputation as a top-tier university press.”
Riddhi Parekh is joining Laura Dail Literary Agency as international rights manager and agent, starting October 16. She was most recently children’s scout for Franklin & Siegal Associates.
At Atria, Tasha Hilton has been promoted to senior digital marketing manager and Jackie Jou has been promoted to assistant marketing director.
Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur,96, died on Saturday. Wilbur received the 1957 Pulitzer as well as the National Book Award for Things of This World, and another Pulitzer in 1988 for New and Collected Poems.
A new bookstore, Fabled Bookstore and Cafe will open next summer in Waco, TX. Owners Alison Frenzel and Kimberly Batson plan to fill the 7,500-square-foot with “20,000 to 30,000 books, along with a coffee bar, a fun children’s section and event space that will be open to author’s readings and children’s birthday parties.”
Philip Levy, 72, owner of Bridge Street Books in Georgetown died on October 12 after a heart attack. He founded the bookstore in 1980.