Natalie Grazian has joined Martin Literary & Media Management as associate literary manager. Previously she was a sales representative for Norton.
At Putnam, Carolyn Darr and Madeline Schmitz have each been promoted to associate publicist.
The LA Times names Kima Jones as a 2018 “literary breakthrough.” She is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, an LA-based book publicity firm that focuses on representing women of color. “With her discerning eye for literature, keen awareness of what makes a successful book in the digital age and drive to empower writers who have been marginalized in publishing, Jones is an important new voice on the national stage.”
The UK’s Costa category awards were presented, with the overall winner to be named January 30. The late Helen Dunmore, who died last June, won the poetry award for Inside the Wave. The other winners are:
First novel: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
Novel: Reservoir 13, by Jon McGregor
Biography: In the Days of Rain, by Rebecca Stott
Children’s: The Explorer, by Katherine Rundell