Kate Napolitano will join Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as senior editor starting November 13. Previously, she was senior editor for Plume/Blue Rider.
At Casemate Group, Curtis Key has been promoted to vice president digital services and publishing operations; Sam Caggiula becomes US group marketing and publicity director, but will continue to acquire titles and look for publishing partnerships; and Michaela Goff has been promoted to the new position of vice president, sales, marketing and client relations.
Baker Literary Scouting has been appointed nonfiction scout for Natur och Kultur in Sweden.
Nancy Friday, 84, “the author whose books about gender politics helped redefine American women’s sexuality and social identity in the late 20th century,” died on Sunday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
France’s Prix Goncourt has gone to L’Ordre du Jour (The Agenda), by Eric Vuillard. The Other Press acquired rights to publish in the US at auction, announced a month ago, with a November 13, 2018 publication date.