The latest class of 24 MacArthur Fellows was named, and they include novelist and critic Viet Thanh Nguyen, 46, and novelist and memoirist Jesmyn Ward, 40. Also winning grants were playwright Annie Baker, 36, who won the Pulitzer in 2014 for “The Flick,” and NYT Magazine reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, 41. Hannah-Jones’s first book The Problem We All Live With is forthcoming from One World in 2019. Another winner, artist and geographer Trevor Paglen, 43, has also published a number of books.
At Atria, Stephanie Mendoza has been promoted to senior publicist and Rachel Brenner has been promoted to associate publicist.
Ingram announced a new batch of clients for CoreSource, their digital asset management and distribution platform, including Author Solutions.
Bookstores in Northern California towns affected by the wildfires are re-opening to provide relief to their communities. Copperfield’s Books closed its Napa and Calistoga stores, but six other locations are open and providing free wi-fi, charging stations, and restrooms, and welcoming customers with dogs.
Readers’ Books in downtown Sonoma and Treehorn Books in Santa Rosa both reopened Tuesday. Readers’ Books buyer Jude Sales says: “We feel like we want to do something — if nothing else, we want to be a safe place for people.”