Jennifer Klonsky will join Putnam Children’s as vice president and publisher starting January 2, reporting to Jen Loja, filling the position vacated when Jennifer Besser moved to Macmillan Children’s earlier this fall. Klonsky has been editorial director at Harper Children’s. Jen Loja said in the announcement, I’m sure that her mix of publishing savvy and a terrific nose for great reads will be a perfect addition to Putnam and we look forward to many years of successful book making with her and her team here.”
At Algonquin Books, Debra Linn has been promoted to director of digital marketing, while both Amy Gash and Kathy Pories move up to executive editor. In addition, Jodie Cohen has joined as marketing director for Algonquin Young Readers, based in New York. Cohen spent the past decade at Penguin Random House, where she created and executed both retail and institutional marketing programs for the Listening Library juvenile audio program.
At Bonnier Publishing UK, Ben Dunn has been promoted to managing director of Kings Road Publishing, and Lisa Edwards switches to run children’s publishing for Kings Road, reporting to Dunn. Helen Wicks moves over to business development and group licensing director, and Natalie Jerome is promoted to acquisitions director and publisher for the group, both reporting to ceo Perminder Mann.
Nina Nocciolino will join Cave Henricks Communications as publicity director on December 4. She has been senior media & communications manager at Harvard Business Review Press.
Jim Maly joins Edwards Brothers Malloy as digital operations manager, reporting to ceo John Edward, at the end of November.
Mystery Writers of America announced that Jane Langton, William Link, and Peter Lovesey have been chosen as Grand Masters for 2018. In addition, The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas and book blogger Kristopher Zgorski are the recipients of the Raven Award, while French publisher and translator Robert Pépin will receive the Ellery Queen Award.