The New York Times Book Review editors announced their top ten books of 2017, with the individual critics’ lists still to come. In fiction, Jesmyn Ward’s National Book Award-winning Sing, Unburied, Sing makes the list, along with NBA shortlisted Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, plus:
Autumn, by Ali Smith
Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
The Power, by Naomi Alderman
The nonfiction list:
The Evolution of Beauty, by Richard O. Prum
Grant, by Ron Chernow
Locking Up Our Own, by James Forman Jr.
Prairie Fires, by Caroline Fraser
Priestdaddy, by Patricia Lockwood
At Workman Publishing, Caitlin Kleinschmidt has been promoted to national accounts manager; Liz Davis has been promoted to editor for the Workman imprint; and Evan Griffith has been promoted to editor for Workman Children’s.
In the UK, Hachette has acquired Jessica Kingsley Publishers for an undisclosed sum. The publisher, which specializes in mental health and social sciences, will be folded into the John Murray imprint, and the company’s 45 employees in the US and UK will remain employed by Hachette. Founder Jessica Kingsley will work with the company on a consultancy basis until her retirement in mid-2018.