Leslie Meredith has joined Mary Evans as a literary agent, representing memoirs and works on psychology, science, health, nature, animal behavior, spirituality, and mind-body-spirit. She was most recently an editor for 15 years at Simon & Schuster imprints Atria and Free Press.
Flatiron Books publisher Amy Einhorn has been promoted to executive vice president, now with all of editorial, both fiction and nonfiction, reporting to her.
Melissa Edwards will provide consultation services under MLE Consulting, her new publishing contract service for literary agents and authors, while continuing as literary agent at Stonesong.
Serena Longo has been promoted to marketing and events manager for Harvard Book Store, succeeding Alex Meriwether, who is now general manager.
Larry Finlay at Transworld is among the many paying tribute to the late Stephen Hawking: 76, who died at home early Wednesday: “It is truly our privilege to have been Stephen Hawking’s publisher for the last three decades. He has increased the popular understanding of scientific theory like no-one else since Einstein. Not only was he one of the world’s greatest thinkers, he was also a man with an infectious sense of mischief and wit.”
The Book Thief author Markus Zusak‘s BRIDGE OF CLAY will be published on October 9, 2018 in an announced 500,000-copy first printing from Knopf Children’s. The book’s acquisition was first announced in 2006. Zusak says in the announcement, “BRIDGE OF CLAY was never meant to be easy. It’s a boy in search of a miracle, and that’s how I feel about finishing.” The publisher says Zusak will tour 12 cities in the US. The Book Thief is reported to have sold 16 million copies worldwide.
The Audio Publishers Association’s Author Tea at Book Expo on Friday, June 1 will feature Laini Taylor (Strange the Dreamer), Gayle Forman (If I Stay), Jason Fry (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), and actor Kathryn Hahn (My Wish for You).
The London Book Fair’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to founder and executive chairman of SAGE Publishing Sara Miller McCune.