The National Book Foundation will add a fifth category to the National Book Awards, for books in translation. Starting with the awards ceremony this November, the prize will honor the author and translator of a work of fiction or nonfiction that has been translated into English and published in the US. Submissions open for the new prize on March 7, along with the other categories. National Book Foundation executive director Lisa Lucas said in the release, “We are a nation of immigrants, and we should never stop seeking connection and insight from the myriad cultures that consistently influence and inspire us. We want […]
Archives for January 2018
Rachel Ekstrom Courage has moved to Folio Literary Management as an agent representing adult, young adult, and middle grade fiction and select nonfiction projects. Previously she was an agent at the Irene Goodman Literary Agency. At Sterling Lord Literistic, Laurie Liss has been promoted to executive vice president and managing partner, and Nadyne Pike moves up to chief operating officer. (Doug Stewart and Celeste Fine were both made vice president, as well.) At Knopf Children’s, Marisa de Novis has been promoted to assistant editor. Macmillan Children’s announced a number of promotions: Liz Dresner has been promoted to associate art director; Rebecca […]
London-based Flame Tree Publishing is building on their recent work in publishing genre short stories to launch the trade fiction imprint Flame Tree Press in September with 12 titles, and aims to publish 24 to 30 horror, crime, science fiction and fantasy books a year. Run by founder Nick Wells, Don D’Auria is the executive editor based in New York, working with the UK editorial board of Laura Bulbeck, Cat Taylor, Josie Mitchell, and Gillian Whitaker. Baker & Taylor Publisher Services will manage US sales. In the UK, former executive director of S&S UK and longtime Hachette UK executive Kerr MacRae has launched […]
Simon & Schuster ceo Carolyn Reidy announced in a memo this morning that president and publisher of the Atria Publishing Group Judith Curr “has decided to leave” after 19 years with the company, effective at the end of day. She was the founding publisher of Atria Books in 2002, and became head of the Atria Group in 2012. “Smart, creative, personable, and always keen to try out new ideas and methods of publishing,” Reidy writes, “Judith was also deeply committed to bringing new and underserved voices to readers and has been a true champion of diversity both on her staff […]
Elliott Advisors, the UK branch of Paul Singer’s hedge fund Elliott Management, has been given “a short period of exclusivity within which to conclude negotiations” to purchase UK bookselling chain Waterstones, Sky News reported, citing a single source. The report has a measure of credibility since, as we have been writing all along, “one insider suggested it was likely to be much lower than the £250 million that a newspaper report said Mr. Mamut was seeking last autumn.” Reportedly, there are more private equity firms lined up negotiate if Elliott Management does not conclude a deal.
Liz Gorinsky is leaving her position as a senior editor at Tor Books on February 2. She will continue to handle some of her authors as a consulting editor at Tor and edit short fiction at Tor.com. Alissa Nigro has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s as associate marketing manager. She was most recently marketing associate at Random House Children’s. Elias Altman will join Massie & McQuilkin as an agent starting February 1. He has been with Aevitas Creative Management for three years Michael O. Campbell will join The University of Washington Press as sales director starting February 6. He was most recently […]